Rubbish Friends ditching the dirt (Southport) July 7th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments More than 100 bags of litter were removed from Southport’s Marine Lake in the latest Rubbish Friends ‘clean-up’ session organised by Cambridge Ward Councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith. Volunteers from McDonalds and Trans-Pennine Way helped swell the ranks of residents who filled 50 bags of rubbish from the inlet area alone “It was a great turn out by people who clearly love their lake and want to see it kept in a clean and tidy state,” said Councillor Keith.” Councillor McGuire who started the community litter picks around the Marine Lake last year, said:”This latest exercise underlines the community spirit in the town and we’re grateful to everyone who gave up their time to help in the clean up. “It’s great that people are prepared to take part like this but I’d appeal to everyone who goes to the lake not to drop litter and to use the appropriate bins.” Southport residents Joan Hayward, who has recently moved from Essex with her husband John, said: “We enjoy living in Southport. It’s a beautiful town. As well as joining in with the big litter picks we have adopting an area near where we live.” And John said:” Joan and I really enjoy the organised litter picking. It’s a bit of a social occasion and I hope it encourages other to come and join us and tackle the trash blighting our lovely town,” Councillor Keith added: “Our litter heroes turned out in force to make it another Rubbish Friends success and a great social occasion. We all played our part and brushed up the butts, bagged the bottles and swept up the sweets wrappers.” If you would like to become a Rubbish Friend to Southport please contact: Sue McGuire: email [email protected]. Mob: 07766068162 Pat Keith: email [email protected] Mob: 07735005802 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!