Town set for big clean up effort

Graffiti on Cleveleys Promenade
Graffiti on Cleveleys Promenade

AN intensive clean-up of grime and crime is coming to Cleveleys.

Jubilee ward is being tackled under the banner of Taking Pride in Cleveleys where local authorities, police, fire service and other community groups come together for a week of action.

The event has been scheduled to run from July 18 to 22.

Activities include a clampdown on littering, fly tipping and dog fouling, graffiti removal, enforcement action and crime prevention advice.

Bulky waste will be removed from residents homes for free by Wyre Council on July 19, providing bookings are made by July 15 on (01253) 891000.

The Rossall Beach Residents Association is calling on people to join them for a for a beach clean. All equipment is provided and volunteers are asked to meet on the promenade opposite Beach Road at 9.30am.

Residents are also being encouraged to be responsible dog owners and take advantage of a microchipping service for £12 that allows pets to be traced should they stray. Turn up between 10am and 3pm at the Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Avenue, on July 20.

There’s also a chance to talk over concerns with Wyre’s Community Safety team at two reassurance roadshows on the main shopping street of Victoria Road West from 11am to 2pm on July 21 and 22. Free bicycle security kits are available on a first come first served basis.

Coun Roger Berry, cabinet member with responsibility for community safety at Wyre Council, said: “Every time we hold events like these we are encouraged by very positive results and I’m sure the same will be true in Jubilee ward.”