THREE councillors for Boughton Heath and Vicars Cross have supported clean-up days in their local communities.
Councillors Keith Board, Mark Williams and Pamela Hall have funded four skips and ‘white goods’ collections through their member grant budgets - with events taking place across the ward.
Many residents took the opportunity to bring along and dispose of their unwanted bulky items and ‘white goods’ such as fridges, TVs and washing machines were also collected and disposed of by Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Councillor Mark Williams said: “Following the success of the Huntington event we decided to roll the skip days programme out across the ward – with many residents taking advantage of the collections.
“I was really impressed by the amount of unwanted items – those that tend to remain forgotten in garages, sheds and lofts - that were brought to the skip. It is great that many of these items can now be recycled back into the community.
“We have had some very positive local feedback from residentsŠand we are now hoping to introduce this as a more regular event, so as to give the local residents the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted items without the need for it to go to landfill."
Councillor Keith Board added: “I am really pleased that so many residents took the opportunity to dispose of those difficult items like bulky items andŠfluorescent tubes and light bulbs.
“Our thanks go toŠPulford Parish Council, St Mary’s Church, Huntington Primary School, Caldy Valley Church and Great Boughton Parish Council for use of their car parks for the events.”
Members budget grants of £5,000 are allocated to each councillor at the beginning of each financial year and must be used within a ward for community benefit.
Any community group, organisation or individual can apply to their local Councillor for aid with funding for a project. Grants must be in excess of £250.