Residents roll up their sleeves for World Environment Day clean up
Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities, Environment
Members of the Cool Kidz youth club on the Wade Hall estate in Leyland, with Councillor Michael Green, Progress Housing Group Estate Caretaker David Graham and, Young People’s Community Development Worker Maggie Cole from the Leyland Project.
PEOPLE across Lancashire have been taking part in a number of litter pick events to celebrate World Environment Day.
On Thursday 5 June, residents across Leyland and Freckleton took part in a series of litter picks with help from Progress Housing Group’s Estate Caretakers, members of South Ribble Borough Council and The Leyland Project.
Sian Coulton, Community Involvement Manager at Progress Housing Group, said: “World Environment Day is a reminder of the role we all should play in protecting the environment, and getting local residents involved is a fantastic way to make our communities and their neighbourhoods greener places to live.”
Councillor Michael Green for South Ribble Borough Council, who took part in the litter pick on the Wade Hall estate in Leyland, said: “It’s nice to see a positive turn out particularly from young people, and to see them taking pride in their community. Hopefully it will encourage residents not to drop litter and keep their neighbourhoods pleasant environments for all to enjoy.”
Keira Turner, aged 8 from Leyland, said: “It’s been really good to go round picking up the litter on my estate and make it look cleaner.”