Town’s anniversary clean-up

Leyland pupils taking part in the town's clean up operation
Leyland pupils taking part in the town's clean up operation
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TO mark World Environment Day and Keep Britain Tidy’s 60th anniversary, a number of litter picks have taken place across Leyland.

Local businesses, organisations, community groups and school children got their hands dirty in a bid to do something positive for the environment.

Organised by South Ribble Council’s Leyland Neighbourhood Forum in partnership with McDonalds, eight different litter picks took place on Thursday, covering each ward in Leyland.

Local residents kick-started the day with a litter pick in the St Ambrose area and pupils from Academy@Worden, Wellfield High and St James’ Primary School all took part in different cleanups.

Community groups involved with the big tidy up included the Broadfield Community Association and the Leyland Project. Other organisations who lent a hand included New Progress Housing and Turning Point – The Mill.

Coun Jane Bell, said: “It’s been brilliant to see the community pulling together and doing something positive for the environment and I’m pleased to say that Leyland is looking tidier than ever.”