Scouts tackle fly-tipping at Woolston Park South


On a perfect evening in late June, 24 Scouts turned out with three leaders to give Woolston Park South a thorough litter pick and clean up.

Accompanied by experienced volunteers from the New Cut Trail Group, the team tackled one of the worst spots in Warrington for fly tipping.
Working under close supervision, the Scouts found discarded mountain and children`s bikes, a television screen, a luggage trolley and the usual plastic and drinks containers. Woolston Park South is situated close to the recycling centre and adjacent to the New Cut Canal, providing a through route to the canal towpath and a popular picnic spot.
The Scouts were shown how to conduct a litter pick safely and learned a lot about this unfortunate behaviour by some members of the public.

The overall collection was brought to the gate on Manchester Road and arrangements were made with Warrington B.C. officials to collect the material for processing the following day.
Anne Price, Press Officer New Cut Group said “The park being close to the recycling centre suffers because people who arrive when the centre is closed are too lazy to take their discarded goods home and recycle them properly. The whole area that has been created in partnership by volunteers, Parish Councils and the Borough Council is an excellent area of green, open space for all to enjoy but unfortunately, we have these individuals who don’t respect it “
If you wish to help out at their friendly work parties, bird and mammal surveys or litter picks you can contact them on the following.

e-mail:  [email protected]
email:   [email protected]
face/bk: New Cut Heritage and Ecology Group


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