RESIDENTS are to blitz Atherton's Hag Fold estate in a week-long clean-up campaign.

The environment week comes in response to a Community Mapping Team survey on the estate in August, which listed removing rubbish as a top priority.

The programme will start on Monday (October 25, 12.30pm) with an environmental workshop at the Dorset Road Community Centre when families will be asked to go deeper into the problems and come up with plans to solve them.

A fun day has been arranged at the centre on Wednesday (11am-3pm) to encourage youngsters to become involved.

And on Saturday (October 30) skips will be placed around the estate for the weekend, and a bin lorry service set up to get rid of unwanted rubbish. Big unwanted items should be placed on the pavement outside owners' homes by 9am.

The Mapping team, a pilot scheme set up by residents and public service officers, have enlisted the help of the council and Groundwork Trust to help during the week.

Grot spots will be identified and residents will be expected to join in and clear them up.

The team's aim is to eventually cover the whole Atherton area, and anyone interested in becoming involved in the future of the town should contact Dave Thomas on 884184.

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