Cleaning up for the local community...

Cardinal Allen Catholic High School  year 10 pupils and staff "Cleansweep" litterpick by the sea wall at Rossall.
Cardinal Allen Catholic High School year 10 pupils and staff "Cleansweep" litterpick by the sea wall at Rossall.

STUDENTS took it upon themselves to tidy up Rossall beach in preparation for the summer.

A group of 15 youngsters from Cardinal Allen RC High School tackled the grassed area behind the seawall which attracts windblown rubbish.

Now the Fleetwood Weekly News in conjunction with Wyre Council wants to find more community champions!

We want to find people who really take pride in Fleetwood and are happy to show it.

The search is on for those who have gone that extra mile in their neighbourhood and who stand out as people Fleetwood can be proud of.

This could mean anything from simply sharing what they love about the town with others, or pledging to clean up after their dog, right through to getting their hands dirty to clean-up the neighbourhood.

The town has a lot to shout about but above all, there is a real sense of community spirit in Fleetwood – and now’s the time to prove it.

This campaign is being launched to encourage residents and businesses to be more positive about the place they call home.

To get things moving, a week of activity is planned for early July when Wyre Council will be concentrating efforts on improving things that bring Fleetwood down, working with other organisations where necessary.

Consultation will start shortly with councillors, Fleetwood Town Council, residents associations and community groups to draw up a list of problems that can be solved in the short term.

As many of these as possible will be addressed during the week itself, but the rest won’t go ignored and will become on-going priorities for the council.

So tell us who is your local hero. Email us at nwcompetitions@jpress.co.uk, or write to us at Community Champions, Fleetwood Weekly News, 168 Lord Street, Fleetwood FY7 6SR, and tell us their name and why you feel they deserve to be rewarded.

Don’t forget to add your name and contact details.Closing date for nominations is Monday June 27.

Our best entrants will pick up a commemorative silver salver to honour their efforts. Plus we have an overnight stay in Manchester and high street shopping vouchers up for grabs.

The prize consists of a night’s bed and breakfast, dinner for two at either the exclusive Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel or the four star Renaissance Manchester Hotel. The prize can be taken any time between July 22 and August 31 2011.

Readers who are not lucky enough to win the prize can still take advantage of a special promotion being run at the hotels this summer. For 40 nights from July 22 to August 31, the Renaissance Manchester Hotel is offering 40 rooms for just £40 a night.