Mayors launch a March Mersey-clean
22 February 2011
Councils in Merseyside have joined forces to launch the Merseyside Month of the Environment at Woodside Ferry Terminal in Birkenhead.
The four-week push is the latest activity from Merseyside’s councils in conjunction with The Regenda Group, Vicinity and Arena Housing Group known collectively as the Merseyside Cleaner Greener Partnership (MCSGP).
For several years the partnership has campaigned to bring about positive change, that will rid neighbourhoods of litter, graffiti, fly-tipping and dog fouling.
Green activities taking place in March include clean-up events, with the largest being the Merseyside joint Big Tidy Up on Pancake Tuesday, March 8th, that promises to make a real impact on ridding litter from local communities.
Local events are being coordinated by the partners, who have given the activities a social feel by incorporating coffee mornings, an ‘Art from Tat’ exhibition made from recycled materials and fair-trade workshops around the more serious business of spring cleaning grot spots.
Other events taking place across Merseyside include; a conference to highlight the new Envirochamps scheme in Wirral, the School's Environmental Awards aimed at recognising the initiative and effort of schools, and a one day conference called ‘Managing Business Waste’.
Phil Barton chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy said: “It is excellent to see partnership working bringing councils and people together. Our communities are our homes and we have a responsibility to keep them free from litter and grime.”