VOLUNTEERS have collected 82 bags of rubbish from an environmental clean-up day in Leasowe and Moreton East.

Around 35 volunteers braved the cold to work with Wirral Council and partners to improve their local environment.

Items such as mattresses, cushions, scooters, wood, tyres, carpets, ladders, bed frames, cardboard, shopping trolleys, a TV and a satellite dish were collected as teams worked across the area.

The environmental action day was also attended by Continental Landscapes who removed graffiti, Magenta Living, Kingdom, Community Payback, Merseyside Police and Service Source.

Councillor Anita Leech, cabinet member for environment said: "Environmental action days are always worthwhile and this was no exception.

"The cold weather didn't dampen our spirits, and I would like to thank everyone who came along; it’s a great start to our celebration across Wirral as part of the Liverpool City Region’s Year of the Environment.

"These events are always successful when everyone works together and it was great to be a part of it and see the community coming out and getting involved.

"I hope our residents can inspire others to make small environmental changes to their local area as together we can all make a big difference."

Funded by the council's Wallasey Constituency Committee as part of the Love Where You Live/Love Wirral campaign.

Five other days are planned over the next few months:

  • New Brighton, 13 February, 10am-2pm. Meet at New Brighton Community Centre at 9.30am.
  • Seacombe, 21 February, 10am-2pm. Meet at Seacombe Library at 9.30am.
  • Liscard, 1 March, 10am-2pm, Meet at The Heart of Egremont Centre at 9.30am
  • Wallasey, 9 March, 10am-2pm, Meeting location tbc
  • Moreton West & Saughall Massie, 21 March, 10am-2pm. Meet at Lingham Park Football Pavilion at 9.30am

To volunteer on an environmental day please email Michelle Gray wallaseyteam@wirral.gov.uk or call 0151 666 4902.