People in Cockermouth are being encouraged to take part in a new initiative to give the town a good clean.
Town Centre Manager Joe Broomfield from Allerdale Borough Council has teamed up with Riversmeet Community Cooperative and Cockermouth and District Civic Trust to launch the 2013 "Cockermouth Spring Clean".
– Joe Bloomfield, Allerdale Borough Council
“The Council’s Streetscene teams do a brilliant job – in fact, I regularly hear praise for Walter McDonald and Cyril Walker who are very familiar faces on the streets of Cockermouth – but there is always room for improvement.
"I certainly feel that some of the road signs would benefit from a spring clean.
“Through the combined efforts of the Council and those volunteering the Spring Clean should result in a big improvement to the look of Cockermouth. "If the day goes well this is something that we will look to do in other towns across Allerdale.”
The event kicks off at 10am on 24th May and will include cleaning the hard-to-reach signs in the town centre and on the gateways into the town, and the cleaning of smaller road signs in residential areas.
Anyone interested in volunteering should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Frank McGrath, Founder, Riversmeet
“We are delighted to actively support this initiative.
"Riversmeet members intend to make the Spring Clean a success and we hope this will be the first of many collaborations to enhance our local environment.”