Tameside residents encouraged to help keep their area tidy

Councillors Phil Chadwick and Ruth Welsh with other volunteers picking up litter in the Hyde area. Image: Hyde Werneth Conservatives.

Tameside residents are being encouraged to take part in litter picks to help keep their area clean and tidy. 

It's part of Keep Britain Tidy's national Great British Spring Clean, which runs from 28 May to 13 June. 

In Hyde, people can meet at St George's Church at 10.30am on Saturday 5 June. 

GX Brabyns Neighbourhood Watch group have also organised a litter pick and will be meeting at Sam Redfern Green at 10am on Sunday 6 June. 

Last weekend, volunteers involved in litter picks organised by Hyde Werneth's Conservative councillors Phil Chadwick and Ruth Welsh managed to collect 14 bags of rubbish. 

Meanwhile, Ashton Hurst councillor Dan Costello has organised a number of litter picks. 

They are on Saturday 5 June from 11am to 1pm in the Hurst Cross area (meet at Hurst Cross war memorial). 

There is also one on Sunday 6 June from 11am-1pm on Hazelhurst Road, Old Road and adjoining fields (meet at Hazelhurst Community Hub). 

Then on Saturday 12 June from 11am to 1pm at the Hartshead Estate ginnels and St Albans shops (meet outside Holden Clough Primary School). 

All equipment will be provided. 

If you can help out, you can contact Cllr Costello for more details by calling 07760 557963 or email dan.costello@tameside.gov.uk 

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