• Liverpool City Council

Call for community groups to help keep parks tidy

Liverpool ‘Friends’ and other community groups will be able to apply for a share of £20,000 as part of a drive to keep city parks clean and tidy.

The funding pot, announced by Liverpool City Council, will be used to support activities to reduce litter in the parks and other environmental improvements.

Alongside the fund, a new £50,000 capital programme has also been approved to add and replace up to 500 bins at the sites whilst also addressing problems associated with cigarette stubs and dog-fouling.

With the summer months drawing the peak number of visitors to the parks, new bins will be installed at entrances where they are most needed as part of the initiative which was given the go ahead by the Mayor of Liverpool.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, says: “We know there is a lot of concern about litter in general but people are particularly offended when it is in our parks.

“During the summer more people visit the parks and unfortunately this can create problems with litter which can spill over into surrounding streets.

“This new programme will ensure that there are sufficiently good quality litter bins in our parks and the surrounding areas – there really will be no excuse for anybody to litter.

“We also want the Friends groups who are passionate about the parks, to help us in keeping them clean and tidy and want them to come up with ideas about how they can help us do this.”

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