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Litterbugs brave the cold to clean up Mossley

Hardy volunteers braved the cold winter weather to tackle one of Mossley's litter-strewn areas in a bid to rid the town of rubbish.

Mossley Litterbugs targeted the area around Brookfields last Saturday (15 January) and managed to clear the site of fly-tipping and debris.

The group was set up to save Mossley from the deluge of litter and graffiti by working together as a community.

Tameside Council, Mossley Town Council, Mossley Town Team and Action Together Tameside all support Mossley Litterbugs by providing bags, pickers, gloves and hoops.

The latest litter-pick had been scheduled for the week before but was postponed due to the snow and ice.

Rachel Summerscales, from Mossley Litterbugs, said: “Mossley Litterbugs were out last Saturday on Brookfields - a local green space that is sadly on the ‘grot spot’ list.  

“It wasn’t only litter they were picking either - other finds included a car door and a full set of mattress springs. 

“A local resident thanked the team and commented that it was such a shame that residents adjoining the green space did not take more pride in the area." 

She went on: “The volunteer team was pleased to see a few new faces and as always the presence of young people adds an element of fun to the pick. 

“The next pick is on Saturday, January 22, meeting at 10am in the Woodend Mill car park. 

“Equipment is provided, but please bring your own gloves. 

“The pick is suitable for children and dogs as it will be entirely off road in the woods and along the river and canal. Let’s just hope the sun sticks around!”

For more details on Mossley Litterbugs and ways in which you can help out visit their Facebook page.

Images by Nigel Wood

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