OLDHAM COUNCIL is taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Community Clear Up Day’ – and they are urging residents to do their bit and get involved.
Saturday, March 21 marks the first day of spring and the local authority is asking people to spare a few hours to help spruce up the high streets, residential and business areas, villages and parks.
There are lots of events taking place on the day and in the weeks ahead across the borough and anyone can get involved.
Please remember to dress appropriately and make sure to bring a drink to keep hydrated and a snack to keep you going.
Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operatives, said: “Cleaning up our communities costs the council and residents around £1m each year, so initiatives like this not only help improve the area but also save money.
“The vast majority of people do take pride in their communities and keep them clean and tidy.
“Unfortunately, there is always a small minority who continue to think they can just dump waste and leave others to clear up the mess.
“’Community Clear Up Day’ is good chance for people to work together, improve their neighbourhoods and show they love where they live.”
A group of locals have already got the ball rolling and helped to clean up Coldhurst.
Around 50 people recently took part in a litter pick along Featherstall Road North/Dew Way – with each of them collecting a bag of rubbish.
The event was organised by the council and supported by two local mosques and Contour Housing Association.
Events taking place include:
Saturday, March 21 – Community litter pick meet at Westminster Park and will take in the surrounding area from 10am – 12 noon. Phone: 0161 770 7022
Saturday, March 21 – Moston Brook Clean Up. Meet at the Lancaster Club, off Broadway at 11am
Saturday, March 29 – Failsworth Canal Clean Up. Meet at 10am at the Royal Oak near Failsworth Pole for a safety briefing and tea/ coffee. Lunch will be provided after the event.
Saturday, March 21 – Community litter pick meeting at 9.45am at South Chadderton Methodist Church, OL9 8LX. There will be more community litter picks held on 16 May, 18 July, 19 September and 21 November. Phone: 0161 770 7033
Saddleworth and Lees
Saturday, March 21 – Community litter pick led by Scouthead and Austerlands Community Group. Meeting at Austerlands Old Lane/Thorpe Lane at 10am. Phone: 0161 770 8416
Saturday, April 11 – Community litter pick led by Grotton Residents’ Assocation. Meeting at Grotton Community Centre, Station Road at 10am. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 11 – Community litter pick led by Street Scene, a sub-group of the Greenfield and Grasscroft Residents Association. Meeting at Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield at 10am. Call Peter Lowe: 01457 870524
Saturday, March 21 – Community litter pick led by McDonalds. Meeting at Clayton Playing Fields from 9am-12noon. Phone: 0161 770 7011
Saturday, March 21 – Community litter pick meeting at Werneth Hall Road from 1.30pm. Phone: 0161 770 7044
Saturday, March 21 – Community litter pick meeting at Cambridge Street and Derby Street from 1:30pm. Phone: 0161 770 7044
Saturday, March 21 – Community litter pick meeting at Arundel Street Park from 12noon. Phone: 0161 770 7044