CHESHIRE West residents are now able to play their part in looking after the environment with litter picking kits available to borrow from all libraries in the borough.

Council leader and cabinet member for wellbeing, councillor Louise Gittins said: "Inspired by the amazing work carried out by local litter picking groups, our libraries have teamed up with StreetCare colleagues to make litter picking kits available for hire.

"The adult and junior kits are made up of a litter picker, hi-vis vest and council litter bags.

"So, it’s now really easy for everyone to help clean up their local area, either as part of a larger group, a one-off event or as and when required around their neighbourhood

"With COP26 taking place this month, now is the ideal time to launch this project.

"Just ask a member of staff when you’re next in your local library and they’ll explain how it all works."

Libraries and Streetcare staff will be attending the Sustainable Cheshire Winter Fair on Saturday, November 13 at Rowton Hall, Chester.

Anyone attending (the event is free but ticket-only) is welcome to come along and have a chat about the Litter Picking Kit initiative.

If you’d like to organise a larger litter picking event, please contact