New faces in Kew clean-up

It really was a case of “new brooms sweeping clean” when Southport’s Rubbish Friends held their first litter pick of 2016.

The volunteers descended on Kew Roundabout and filled more than 40 bags with litter cleared from the area and one of the group’s organisers, Cambridge Ward Councillor Pat Keith reported:

“ It was a tremendous success and the most encouraging thing of all was the number of first-time volunteers who turned out and brought the sunshine with them.

“ Kew Roundabout is a very important area to keep litter-free because it is a gateway to Southport through which thousands of motorists drive into our town.”

Councillor Keith’s colleague, Councillor Sue McGuire, who also took part in the Kew clean up, said: “Just a small amount of litter can deface an area and as one of the organisers I’d like to pay tribute to all our Rubbish Friends who we consider are ‘litter heroes’.”

If you would like to get some exercise and meet new friends while at the same time putting a sparkle into Southport why not become a rubbish friend.

Please contact Pat Keith on

Phone 07735005802

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