10:30am Saturday 12th October 2013
By Gina Bebbington
COMMUNITIES are being urged to get involved in clearing up their grot spots.
Northwich Town Council is appealing for volunteers to come forward and form a fledgling clean team.
The idea has been inspired by Middlewich Clean Team, which has grown to include more than 200 members during its 10-year history.
This team is community-led rather than council-led and Northwich Town Council hopes it's community will do the same.
Chris Shaw, town clerk, said: "It has to be a community group with the backing of the town council and Cheshire West and Chester Council."
Clr Kevin Rimmer said: "We had an excellent presentation about what Middlewich Clean Team has achieved over 10 years - it's not a flash in the pan."
In Middlewich volunteers keep their own areas clean and tidy, organise group litter picks and planting sessions and educate children about litter and looking after the environment.
Cheshire West and Chester Council's Street Scene department has agreed to provide litter pickers and collect rubbish collected.
Clr Derek Bowden said: "I think we need to identify a specific location and involve any community group that's already there and so build on a position of some strength."
Anyone who would like to volunteer to look after their area should ring Chris Shaw on 01606 41510.
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