THE Litter Group has been in
operation for about two years and has already made a significant
contribution to the general appearance of the town, parks and open spaces.
In addition to monthly Group Picks, volunteers work either in small groups
or individually to keep their own locality tidy. Volunteer numbers are
growing steadily and this has enabled the group to tackle many more "grot
spots" on an ad-hoc basis.
Predictably, the main litter
problem encountered is from food and drink packaging such as takeaways,
crisps, sweets, cans and bottles.
Litter bins are provided and
emptied by Streetscape, Cheshire East Council's street cleansing department,
and should be used wherever possible. Where no convenient bin is available
then rubbish should be taken home for disposal. Litter is an unsightly,
unhygienic and anti-social problem that affects everyone and is the
responsibility of all.