School poster contest marks clean-up campaign in Carlisle
Last updated at 14:42, Thursday, 21 February 2013
Residents in Carlisle are being urged to come together and help clean up their neighbourhood.
Stanwix is hosting the Big Tidy Up week next month with organisers promising a “comprehensive” clean-up.
The six-day campaign starts on March 2 and involves practical work together with a competition for local schoolchildren.
The week will begin with a litter-pick on Saturday March 2, from 10am to 1pm, followed by city council teams targeting dog fouling and litter.
Councillor Paul Nedved said the Tidy Ups were becoming firm fixtures on the Stanwix calendar and were well supported by the community.
“We cover quite a large area from Stanwix up to St Augustine’s church and Morrisons,” he said.
“We gather intelligence on where the problem areas are. For the past couple of years we’ve had these spring cleaning events – and autumn as well.”
Mr Nedved said they covered areas which are not prime routes for the regular city council cleaning and enforcement teams, such as the cricket ground and under Eden Bridges.
He said around 40 volunteers were involved last year and would be supported by Guides and Scouts this year, plus Friends of Rickerby Park.
A poster competition about the clean-up has been launched at Stanwix school with the mayor judging the entries next week. The best five will receive £20 book tokens but around 25 to 30 others will be given to shops, restaurants and businesses to display, Mr Nedved said.
“We had around 200 entries last year so it was very popular,” he added.
Jacquelyne Geddes, councillor for Stanwix Urban, said: “We hope to encourage as many residents as possible to get involved.”
Volunteers are asked to meet at the community association centre, in Church Street, at 10am.
First published at 14:29, Thursday, 21 February 2013
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
Have your say
- Police call handling shake-up could cut demand on officers (29 comments)
- Cumbrian council set to axe chief executive job (14 comments)
- Former Carlisle hotel one of England's most at risk buildings (21 comments)
- Thirty new Cumbrian entries in Camra's latest 'beer bible' (5 comments)
- Parents furious as children kept out of lessons for flouting uniform rules (85 comments)
- 'Rude' Cumbrian town name banned at national WI fair (43 comments)
- Carlisle's Toni & Guy hair salon shuts (39 comments)
- Plans unveiled to revamp Carlisle's Castle Way (138 comments)
Court & crime
- Carlisle man who had nearly two million child porn images on computer jailed
- Driver lost control and crashed through Carlisle charity shop window
- Carlisle man jailed for lying for cocaine trafficker dad
- Cumbrian man convicted of raid on Dartmouth gift shop
- Men who turned Cumbrian mansion into cannabis farm jailed for total of almost 40 years
|NEWS & STAR ON:|
- Cumbria police crackdown on drivers using mobile phones (6 comments)
- Ex-Lookaround newsreader begins life as woman she always wanted to be (16 comments)
- Reays brings back City Hopper service; pledges more room for buggies (34 comments)
- Parents will be fined if caught smoking in cars carrying children (21 comments)
- Tweet made Austin look a proper Charlie (1 comment)