THREE councillors for Boughton Heath and Vicars Cross are supporting 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 already taking place in Huntington and now Dodleston.
A skip was placed in Dodleston car park, with many residents taking the opportunity to bring along and dispose of their unwanted bulky items.
‘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 in Dodleston.
“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."
“All residents who took advantage of the event commented that this was a wonderful idea and hoped it would become an annual event.”
Further skip days are now planned for February 19 at Huntington Primary School car park (morning) and Caldy Valley Church car park (afternoon) and February 26 in Pulford’s St Mary’s car park (morning) and in Vicars Cross in the afternoon.
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.