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Litter pickers achieve victory for common sense

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A group of volunteers secured a victory for common sense after giving up their free time at the weekend to clear litter which has been blighting a gateway to Warrington.

The litter pick was organised by local resident Dan Warren, who was joined by warrington-worldwide’s Editor Gary Skentelbery and other local residents who answered Dan’s appeal on facebook for people to join him.

They spent around 90 minutes clearing litter on the A49 Winwick Road near Warrington Collegiate and have now launched a Common Sense party to tackle other issues in the town.

Dan said: “I walk down the A49/Winwick Road quite regularly and see the amount of litter in the bushes and along the verges and felt I had to do something.

“As a gateway to Warrington, I am embarrassed that this is the first thing visitors see driving in, so wanted to start a campaign to create a town to be proud of and make a difference.”

It was the second time Dan and a team of volunteers had tackled the area of land outside the Toby Carvery near Warrington Collegiate, with litter pickers and bin bags supplied by the borough council.

On Saturday they cleared about 10 bags of rubbish.

Gary added:”Although some people will say this is the council’s duty to clear litter, as residents we also need to take pride in our community.

“It is easy to complain about things but actions speak louder than words. It makes common sense, something which is sadly often lacking these days.

“It would make even more common sense if people just took their litter home or put it in a bin!”

The group are planning a second litter pick along Winwick Road on Saturday, January 28 at around 9.30am.

To find out more about the Common Sense Party or to join in future litter picks visit https://www.facebook.com/warringtoncommonsense

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