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Volunteers needed for Stanwix Great British Spring Clean

[A] wide range of community groups and local volunteers have signed up to take part in a Stanwix Great British Spring Clean event, starting today (Monday 5 March).

Local school children and community groups have all pledged their support. Stanwix Primary schoolchildren have been taking part in a poster competition which will be judged by the Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Trish Vasey.

Local residents who want to take an active part are being asked to take part in a litter-pick. This will be held this Saturday (10 March). Anyone that wants to take part should meet at Stanwix Community Association Centre, Church Street, Stanwix at 10am. Refreshments will be provided. All litter-picking equipment will be supplied by the City Council.

A comprehensive clean-up of the Stanwix area will be held between Monday 5 and Saturday, 10 March. Cllr Elizabeth Mallinson, Ward Councillor for Stanwix Urban, said: “I’m so proud that our community has backed this Stanwix Great British Spring Clean. All ages have pledged their support. This is a brilliant opportunity for local residents to lend their support and follow the lead of local community groups who have already signed up to take part.”

So far, the following groups have offered up their help:

  • Friends of Rickerby Park;
  • Rotary Castle;
  • Stanwix Community Association;
  • Stanwix Primary School – have taken part in a poster competition promoting the Big Tidy Up week. School children will also be litter picking at St Michael’s Churchyard, Glebe Land, Church Street and Clarks Field during the week.

This is the eighth year a Big Tidy Up has been held in Stanwix.

Stanwix Big Tidy will be joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy in their national “The Great British Spring Clean” in March. The campaign aims to inspire more people from community and voluntary groups, clubs, businesses across the country to get active and help clean up their neighbourhood.

Stanwix in Bloom are finalists in this year’s Britain in Bloom. Community participation and environmental responsibility are key parts of the campaign. Judging will take place this summer.

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