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Big tidy up for Runcorn pupils

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Published by Roisin Rowley-Smith for Riverside in Communities and also in Environment, Health, Housing

Palace Fields children running the big tidy up Palace Fields children running the big tidy up

Children from Palace Fields Primary Academy, in Runcorn, joined Riverside staff and local police in a big tidy up to show they really do ‘Love Where They Live’.

Social housing provider Riverside is backing the Keep Britain Tidy campaign to encourage neighbours to get out and about to show pride in their neighbourhoods.

Riverside’s Laura Woodward is communal areas officer for Halton.  She said:  “We managed to clear 22 bags of litter, as well as some old furniture and wood.  The children had a fantastic time and were delighted with their goody bags as a reward for their work.  However we would like to see more adults joining in to help keep the community litter free.  Hopefully the spring weather will encourage more people outdoors to help keep our neighbourhoods clean.”

Riverside is set to work with Halton Borough Council to launch an anti-dog fouling campaign.

Laura added:  “I was shocked at the amount of dog dirt we saw at the tidy up.  We are keen to encourage responsible pet ownership, with people cleaning up after their dogs to keep our neighbourhoods faeces free.”

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