Pupils join Love Your Streets campaign and transform alleyway
19 September 2019Pupils from Cambridge Road School in Ellesmere Port have joined the Council’s Love Your Streets campaign and have transformed an alleyway near their school.
During the two days, around 90 pupils from years four, five and six worked with residents to clear litter and weeds, they also planted up flower planters to add some eye-catching colour to the area.
Over 40 bags of waste were collected and pupils also litter picked the school field, the park and the pathway leading around the school.
Planters were donated by the local community and business including Simply the Best florists, and the flowers were donated by Walkers Nursery.
Councillor Karen Shore, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport said: “A huge well done and thank you to all the pupils, residents and businesses involved in this project. All their hard work and generosity has achieved a fantastic end result. Our Love Your Streets campaign has brought many groups together to make a difference in their community at events like this.
Local residents commented how great the alleyway looks after the pupils’ magic touch.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is also supporting World Clean Up Day on 21 September.
Its organisers, Let’s Do It World (LDIW) is a global organisation that unites 157 countries. World Clean Up day started in Estonia in 2008 and over 11 years has gone from strength to strength, with last year’s event involving 18 million volunteers.
Councillor Karen Shore added: “World Clean Up Day is an ideal opportunity to use our Love Your Streets toolbank. A selection of tools and hi vis vests are available for individuals or groups would like to arrange their own clean-up project to spruce up their neighbourhood - a perfect way to join our Love Your Streets campaign.
A jet wash is also available for any community projects needing a powerful helping hand.
This work supports the Council’s Climate Emergency agenda. It is working with partners, businesses and communities to tackle climate change in the borough. Get involved right now by sharing your ideas – big and small – on how we can reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All public evidence gathered will be used to support the Climate Emergency Summit, on Friday 22 November, which will bring together partners, experts and the community to discuss findings and set out plans to develop a borough-wide response.