Well done to Rotary Newton-le-Willows, who got behind this year’s Great British September Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Originally intended to support the Great British Spring Clean, the COVID-19 Pandemic delayed the event. The Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses, and councils, and in 2019 more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected more than 900,000 bags of rubbish.
Rotary decided to hold its Clean in October, clearing litter from the streets of Lowton.
Rotary President Len Rainford said: “Rotary members are keen to get out and about in their local community to show they love where they live. We will be publicising our events in advance when it’s safe to do this so that others can join us to make our community better for all who live here.”
Rotarian and organiser, Chantelle Seaborn said: ‘The first clean up in March was a great success, and we were all delighted that we collected just over 10 kilos of litter! We are grateful for Wigan Council’s support in supplying our litter picking equipment and bags, as well as removing the bags for us.
“We collected 7 kilos of litter in October from a short walk along the A580 at Lowton. We will be out again every month now in small groups in Lowton and Newton.”
If you want to nominate a grot spot to be litter picked, send a tweet to Rotary Newton-le-Willows: @nlwrotaryclub.
About Rotary Newton-le-Willows
Rotary Newton-le Willows covers Newton-le-Willows, Earlestown, Burtonwood, Lowton, and Golborne and is open to men and women who have the time to get involved in their community.