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Litter action group get off to a flyer

Litter action group get off to a flyer

by Tom Martin (March 2016)

A NEW action group set up in Bootle to tackle some of the town's worst grot spots has filled 20 bin bags of litter after sprucing up the local cemetery.

Bootle Action Group, formed by Michael Brennan, met up ahead of Mother's Day to clean up Bootle Cemetery in the first step of their ongoing mission to rid the town of litter.

The group works by Facebook users posting pictures of particular grot spots and then volunteers will meet up to clear it up.

The cemetery event saw four people working hard to fill 20 bin bags of rubbish to give it a cleaner look for those visiting on Mother's Day.

Michael told the Champion: “We had an unofficial clean up at the cemetery last Saturday as we wanted to make it look nice in time for Mother's Day. There were four of us including me, and we managed to fill 20 bin bags and remove several slabs of dumped concrete from near the Menai Road entrance.

“The dog muck on the unused part of the cemetery is disgusting. It's bad enough on the streets but in the grounds of a cemetery is even worse. Although dogs are forbidden, if people must take their dogs they could at least clean up.

“It wasn't very nice having to pick up litter from near dog muck.”

There is another littering pick event on Saturday, April 2 at 9:30am. The group will meet in The Mons pub car park and anyone is welcome.

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