Egremont community litter pick
EGREMONT town centre has benefited from a successful community clean-up event.
More than 30 bags of rubbish were collected during the two-hour blitz, with volunteers targeting both sides of the bypass from the mainstreet roundabout to the traffic lights, North road and the pathways that lead from the market hall preading around the Westlaks academy and Beach house surgery. Separating into three groups the litter pick set off at 10am.
The event involved representatives of Egremont Town Council, Calderwood House, Works 4 You and a team from the town’s Co-Op store.
It was supported by Copeland Borough Council, which supplied equipment to the litter-pickers and collected the full bags afterwards. The council, which is running its Pride of Place community campaign, also carried out some concentrated street-cleansing and enforcement activity in the vicinity.
Lena Hogg, Chair of Egremont Town Council, said: “It was great to see the community come together to support this clean-up.
“It’s a regular event, organised through the town council, and we enjoy the support from all corners of the community.
“We’re privileged to live in a beautiful part of the world and we should all be doing all we can to keep it that way. That’s why we’re delighted to support Copeland Council’s Pride of Place campaign.”
One of those joining the litter-pickers was Miss Cumbria finalist Brooke Drummond, 20, from Egremont. She said: “It’s important that people put something back into their community.”