Council’s Coast Road Clean-up Follows Lead of ‘Rubbish Friends’ March 18th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Photo (l-r) : ‘Rubbish Friends’ Lynne Thompson Pat Keith, Tony Dawson cleaning up the Coast Road Council’s Coast Road Clean-up Follows Lead of ‘Rubbish Friends’ Southport’s ‘Rubbish Friends’ group have welcomed Sefton Council following their lead by organising a rubbish clean up this week to remove eyesore litter along the Coast Road. ‘Rubbish Friends’ began their clean-up operations in Southport by focusing on the Coast Road three years ago as a launch pad for a general campaign to fight litter across Southport. There are now dozens of volunteers involved in this activity every month. Councillor Pat Keith, co-founder of ‘Rubbish Friends’ says: “ The Coast Road is a main gateway into the town and ‘Rubbish Friends’ have been active in clearing as much litter from it as possible,” “ But we found we could do only so much before encountering the dangers from traffic using the road. So all the volunteers are very pleased that the Council has decided to use the temporary road closure to clear the remaining litter.” Councillor Tony Dawson, who represents the ward containing the biggest part of the coast road says: “This road is used by thousands of visitors to Southport annually and the last thing the town needs is for them to be greeted by piles of road-side litter.” Ainsdale litter campaigner Lynne Thompson revealed that she has received numerous complaints from residents about the coast road litter problem. She says: “ It is a blight on the landscape and it’s important that visitors heading for Ainsdale’s golden beach do not have to pass a mountain of cans and paper en route.” “I have recently had to report dumping of furniture on a public foootpath in this area which is absolutely disgraceful.” Anyone interested in joining Southport’s ‘Rubbish Friends’ in cleaning up the town can phone Pat Keith on 07735 005802 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!