Whalley Lions roar into villages with street cleaning which sees over 30 bags of rubbish collected

Members of Whalley and District Lions dedicated their spare time to clear the streets of Whalley and Billington - collecting more than 30 bags of waste and making a huge difference to their communities.
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Armed with litter pickers, the group of volunteers rolled up their sleeves and collected 16 bags of rubbish during their first litter pick and filled 15 black bags during their second tidy up event.

Their major clean up mission covered King Street in Whalley, the bus station, Accrington Road, George Street, various car parks, Church Lane, The Iron Bridge, Longworth Road in Billington, Whalley Road, The Sands, Broad Lane, QEII playing fields, outside Whalley Library, Cinder Path and Abbey/Cornmill Mews.

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In addition, as part of the group’s environmental commitments, a few months ago they planted 100 trees.

Whalley Lions ready for the clean-up missionWhalley Lions ready for the clean-up mission
Whalley Lions ready for the clean-up mission

President of Whalley and District Lions, Mags Twist, thanked everyone for their magnificent efforts during the clean up. She said: "It's great what the volunteers have done, but it shouldn't be needed as much as it is. We politely ask that if people see the bins are full, they take their own rubbish home.

"Due to the current lockdown restrictions, Whalley and District Lions are not planning any new litter picks, however, volunteers are collecting rubbish in their own time when out for walks."

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