by timpickstone on 11 September, 2012
A number of residents have been in touch about litter on Heys Road, particularly between the school and the village.
I have spoken to the Council about the provision of litter bins on the street, but apparently the current bins are nowhere near full when emptied, so it isn’t seen as appropriate or a priority to install extra bins.
I have also spoken to the school, who have confirmed that they have signed up to the ‘Bury Street Care Pledge’, and that this is re-enfored with pupils though School Council and the school’s Eco Club.Â The school does do litter picks along Heys Road through Citizenship classes and senior staff do a ‘Prestwich Patrol’ every school day first thing in the morning – and staff doing this duty frequently pick up litter we see lying around.Â Â
Litter is never an easy issue to solve, but I will continue to keep an eye on the issue and please do not hesitate to get in touch if there are specific issues you would like me to raise with the Council or the school.