Community Pride Competition 2014 Litter Pick

Will Neston and Little Neston win the Cheshire Best Kept Village competition in 2014, as they did in 2008?

Each year since 2005 Neston Civic Society has entered Neston and Little Neston in the competition. For the last few years, Neston Civic Society and the Council have joined forces and entered the competition as a partnership. The judges come round from April to September, looking for a ‘well maintained, vibrant and creative community’. They are good at spotting excess litter, notices out of date and in the last two years they have homed in on weeds.
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Neston 2008 Community Pride plaque

Community Pride Plaque

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Last Saturday 29 March, Janet Griffiths, who is Deputy Mayor as well as Treasurer of Neston Civic Society, organised a litter pick around Neston’s Clayhill Business Park and along Raby Park Road. A gang of sturdy volunteers set out with green bags, strong gloves and litter pickers (good for extracting crisp packets from hedges).
This Sunday 6 April, Janet is organising another group. We meet in Neston Market Square at 10 a.m. and in our sights will be the weeds in Chester Road car park and around the Station car park.
If you can’t come on Sunday morning, you can pick up litter or weeds any time. If you can’t do that you can let Janet know of any places where able-bodied volunteers can be directed.
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On June 5th we will see the 200th Ladies Day Walk. Wouldn’t it be great if we can also celebrate this year as the Best Kept Village!

For more information contact Janet Griffiths on janet.griffiths.ncs@googlemail.com or 0151 336 5478

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Community Pride Litter Pickers 29 March 2014 - 3

Volunteers off to litter pick

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