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Blackburn residents tackle flytipping issues

Blackburn residents tackle flytipping issues

Pearl Street Residents came together in August to take part in another community clean up with support from Your Call at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

After the Pearl Street Estate experienced a number of problems with fly tipping and litter, we organised a community clean up in March to tackle the issues. Following the success of the last clean up event, we arranged a second community clean up day in partnership with the community connector to help address this issue.

While it was miserable weather wise, residents still pulled together and a good amount of rubbish was collected. One of the volunteers on the day was local litter picking hero Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda.

Wayne recently made it into the national papers after he pledged to walk a loop of England, Wales and Scotland’s shorelines, with his dog, to raise money for charity and pick up litter as they go.

Michael Rhodes, Resident Engagement Officer and man behind the Perl Street cleanup says:

“On the day volunteers and I worked hard to clean and tidy up the local area, one of the volunteers was local celebrity Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda who helped litter pick on the Pearl Street Estate.

“It was great to have Wayne involved and to  hear the story of how he and Koda are working hard to keep Britain tidy!

“We’re hoping to lead by Wayne’s example and are encouraging our tenants to clean up their streets, helping make the area they live a better one.”

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