Stockport Council launch Spring Clean campaign and invite the Stockport community to join them!

Stockport Council staff, partners and voluntary groups got together today to kickstart an eight-week campaign to help get our borough gleaming!

Stockport Council launch Spring Clean campaign and invite the Stockport community to join them!

Led by Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hunter and Stockport Council Chief Executive Caroline Simpson, the event saw volunteers roll up their sleeves and get to work cleaning up part of the Council’s civic estate around the Town Hall, Stopford House, Fred Perry House and Cornerstone.

The afternoon included a litter pick, power wash and tidying of growing beds, sending out a clear message that we can all do our bit to improve our surroundings and the environment, whilst also fostering a sense of pride in where we live and work.

The Council will lead on a programme of organised clean up events and activities across Stockport, over the eight-week campaign period. Council staff will get to work on tidying up District and Local Centres, parks and greenspaces, removing graffiti and collecting waste, supported by local parks’ ‘Friends of’ groups, schools and Volunteer Groups, to spruce up the borough and highlight some of the great work that takes place around the clock to ensure our residents and visitors can enjoy a clean and safe environment.

As well as this, gully cleansing, fly post removal and raising awareness of the hazards of fly-tipping, educating fast food businesses around the waste disposal and use of single use plastic to ensure the message reaches far and wide, and much more.

Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “Most people have a real sense of pride in where they live and we hope to highlight some of the great work that goes on in our communities and the unsung heroes that help make Stockport a great place to live, work and visit.

“I hope that everyone will get behind us to look after their neighbourhood, inspire others and create a lasting impact which could help save money in the long term. Unfortunately, a small minority of people can cost the Council hundreds of thousands of pounds yearly to clean up their mess.

“Today has highlighted that by getting together with neighbours, friends or colleagues, we can change where we live for the better, whilst also improving our general health and wellbeing.”

Residents are urged to keep an eye on the Council’s daily social media posts, where they can see for themselves the work and challenges involved in keeping Stockport looking shipshape, as well as the ways in which they can get involved throughout the campaign.