10 October 2011
Wigan Council is marking the Love Where You Live Day
of Action on Monday 17 October 2011 by holding a Big Clean Up in
the town centre.
The council, one of the Love Where You Live
Ambassador Authorities, is calling on locals to gather in the
market place at 11.45am on 17 October for the special event, which
is due to start as the clock strikes 12 noon.
To show the scale of the challenges that confront
street cleaners on a daily basis, the council won't be cleaning
Wigan town centre (except for food waste) for 48 hours prior to the
clean up. Local people are being urged to "turn up, grab some
gloves, slip on a hi-viz vest and let's love
Practising what they preach, staff at Keep Britain
Tidy will also be taking part in the event, along with local
volunteers, representatives from local businesses, council staff,
schools, police officers, community groups and Wiggy, the Wigan
The aim of the event is to leave the market place
area of the town centre spotless by 1pm.