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Local Litter Problem - The Great British Clean - 3-5 March, 2017

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You will all be aware of the problems associated with fly-tipping nationally and of the concerns that have been publicised in the media.

Whilst this member of the webteam has not noticed any fly-tipping in Tattenhall in recent weeks (thankfully), the scourge of 'unwanted litter' continues to dominate our local roads and lanes.

Only this morning outside of my own house there was a discarded Costa coffee paper cup, a discarded coke can and a discarded empty plastic drinking bottle.

Ironically our images within this article were taken nearly 12 months apart(!) — the top image shows a collection of discarded items photographed on the Flacca earlier this month, whilst the lower image shows litter from one of our 'litter picks' during 2016.

We have raised the 'local litter problem' as a 'Concern of the Week' previously and we have held numerous 'Litter Picks' within the village.

That said, 'The Great British Clean' takes place from 3-5 March.

In support of the Campaign, CWaC is encouraging and supporting groups and individuals who want to 'do their bit' to help pick up litter that is not only unsightly but which can injure animals and wildlife.

Each of us has a responsibility so it might be that you wish to organise your own litter pick in your immediate area within the village. Groups or individuals who are interested in organising or helping out at a litter pick should contact the Council's Operation's Team on 0300 123 7026, who will arrange for equipment and bags to be provided and picked up.

Make a difference locally .... just as we did last year. Importantly send us a pic and details of the area where you made that difference. We look forward to hearing from you.

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