First Big Clean Sweep hailed a huge success

The volunteers taking part in the Big Clean Sweep in Cleveleys
The volunteers taking part in the Big Clean Sweep in Cleveleys

The first Big Clean Sweep, organised by the newly formed Cleveleys Coastal Communities Team, took place in the town yesterday.

Wearing yellow bibs, volunteers picked up litter, power washed, and cleaned up shop fronts. They also put in new plants.

Chairman Jane Littlewood said: “Between us we have made a significant difference to the look of the town and at the same time encouraged people to be community minded.”

The group was set up using £10,000 of Government cash that was awarded in January. It has already coordinated a town centre retail questionnaire, which helped develop an action plan.

Team members include council representatives, business people, school staff, and church workers. See www.visitcleveleys.co.uk for more.