Can you and your friends help the environment?

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Could you get together with some friends to make a difference to the environment?
community group planting wildflowers

We are running a competition asking groups of youngsters what they can do to make their local area a more pleasant place to live. So either with friends from school or with your local youth club, scout group or other group, we want you to do something to improve your local environment and enter your project into our competition.

Councillor Peter Kane, Copeland’s portfolio holder for the Environment, said: “We know our young people are already very active in things like this – we support several with litter picks each year. Other things they could do might be graffiti clean ups, gardening projects, smartening up a back alley – anything which improves their environment. I’m sure they can come up with lots of ideas of their own.”

Copeland can offer groups advice and equipment – for example litter picking tools and gloves – and if appropriate the removal of rubbish at the end of a task.

If your school or group of young people would like to run a project and enter it for the competition, contact Leila Cox at or on 01946 598315. We will then monitor the projects and later in the year pick a winner.

Published: 18 July 2013 - 10:25am