Big clean-up helps fight fly-tipping

n MORE than 50 residents filled six skips with household rubbish as part of a major clean-up operation to tackle fly-tipping in Westhoughton.

Families on The Pewfist estate were able to dispose of bulky unwanted items including bedroom furniture, garden waste, carpets and toys during the event organised by Contour Homes. Residents were offered advice about recycling and fly-tipping.

Howard Davis, the Contour Homes neighbourhood support officer who helped to organise the clean-up, said: “People tend to generate more refuse at this time of year so we wanted to discourage fly-tipping by giving residents the chance to get rid of household items.

“The event was a great success. We ordered in four industrial skips but as more and more residents started to fill them we arranged for two more to be brought in.”

The Mayor of Westhoughton, Cllr Ryan Battersby, also got involved and Contour are now planning to arrange a similar event in the future.

Contour Homes tenants who want advice about disposing of bulky household items can call Andy Taylor on 0345 6021120.

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1:18pm Wed 9 Jan 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Id I lived on The Pewfist I would be pretty miffed at the assumption that we would all have fly tipped our rubbish. Think the headline and the first paragraph could have been worded better, or is it a fact that flytipping here is worse than anywhere else? However - this is a good initiative - pity we cannot all have access to such a service from time to time.
Id I lived on The Pewfist I would be pretty miffed at the assumption that we would all have fly tipped our rubbish. Think the headline and the first paragraph could have been worded better, or is it a fact that flytipping here is worse than anywhere else? However - this is a good initiative - pity we cannot all have access to such a service from time to time. oftbewildered2
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5:05pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Rocket_Scientist says...

This is a brilliant scheme and should be tried in other areas too. The Mayor of Westhoughton, Cllr Ryan Battersby is the best Mayor we have ever had, he genuinely is concerned for the people of Westhoughton in a big way and not in it just to line his own pockets or make a name for himself. He has already proved himself worthy of becoming a long serving and respected member of the community as was the late Brian Clare. Bolton and all the council need more people like him!!
This is a brilliant scheme and should be tried in other areas too. The Mayor of Westhoughton, Cllr Ryan Battersby is the best Mayor we have ever had, he genuinely is concerned for the people of Westhoughton in a big way and not in it just to line his own pockets or make a name for himself. He has already proved himself worthy of becoming a long serving and respected member of the community as was the late Brian Clare. Bolton and all the council need more people like him!! Rocket_Scientist
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8:27am Thu 10 Jan 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Rocket_Scientist wrote:
This is a brilliant scheme and should be tried in other areas too. The Mayor of Westhoughton, Cllr Ryan Battersby is the best Mayor we have ever had, he genuinely is concerned for the people of Westhoughton in a big way and not in it just to line his own pockets or make a name for himself. He has already proved himself worthy of becoming a long serving and respected member of the community as was the late Brian Clare. Bolton and all the council need more people like him!!
hear hear!!! Well said
[quote][p][bold]Rocket_Scientist[/bold] wrote: This is a brilliant scheme and should be tried in other areas too. The Mayor of Westhoughton, Cllr Ryan Battersby is the best Mayor we have ever had, he genuinely is concerned for the people of Westhoughton in a big way and not in it just to line his own pockets or make a name for himself. He has already proved himself worthy of becoming a long serving and respected member of the community as was the late Brian Clare. Bolton and all the council need more people like him!![/p][/quote]hear hear!!! Well said oftbewildered2
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