No messing – Council’s mission to make clean sweep

Calderdale Council is ‘picking up’ where it left off, continuing its Big Clean campaign after the hard work of Council staff, Councillors, volunteers and partners last month.

The last clean up took place at the end of April, with teams using sweepers and litter pickers to remove tonnes of rubbish and debris from areas across Calderdale.

The next phase of the clean up will begin in Halifax North and East on Monday 13 May, with meeting points at Mixenden Library at 9am and Beechwood Park car park, Heathy Lane at 1pm.

The teams will then move on to the Lower Valley on Tuesday 14 May, with the Halifax Central area being smartened up on Thursday 16 May, before finishing in the Upper Valley on Friday 17 May.

Starting points for the clean ups are:

Monday 13 May Halifax North and East

Mixenden Library, Mixenden Road at 9am

Beechwood Park car park, Heathy Lane at 1pm

Tuesday 14 May Lower Valley

Wakefield Road Car Park, Hipperholme crossroads at 9.30am

The Globe Inn, Rastrick Common at 9.30am

Thursday 16 May Halifax Central

Higgin Lane Play Area, Southowram at 9am

Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre at 10am

Friday 17 May Upper Valley

Mill Fold Recreation Ground, Mill Fold Way at 9am

Hebden Bridge Marina, New Road at 9am

Calderdale Councils Leader, Cllr Tim Swift, said:

“I’m really pleased the Big Clean campaign has taken off; the efforts last month really made a difference. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the last clean up, and encourage as many volunteers as possible to come along to the next sessions. I hope this will highlight the message that dropping litter is simply not on.”

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Pauline Nash, added:

“It’s great news that the clean up is continuing in other parts of the borough. The weather finally seems to be improving, and it would be fantastic if people got involved to really make Calderdale sparkle.”

Volunteers will need to dress for the occasion. Strong, comfortable boots or shoes will be needed; perhaps also warm, waterproof clothing and headgear. Gloves are essential if litter picking by hand. Litter pickers and bags will be provided by Calderdale Council.

The third phase of the campaign will be taking place in early June.

For more information and times, or for groups that would like to be involved and carry out their own local clean up, please contact or call the Council’s Contact Centre on 0845 245 7000.

Follow link) for live updates and photos during the Big Clean.

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