We’re having a clean-up

Wigan and Leigh Housing staff join volunteer litter pickers at the start
Wigan and Leigh Housing staff join volunteer litter pickers at the start
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GARDENS, paths and a canal towpath were given an early spring clean as council house tenants, their landlords and a supermarket giant joined forces.

Staff from Wigan and Leigh Housing, residents of the high rise blocks and employees from the Tesco Extra store carried out the big tidy-up around Scholes.

Dave Bainbridge, Housing Group Manager for Wigan and Leigh Housing, says: “It is a priority for our tenants that the areas they live in are tidy and litter-free.

“We manage 22,700 properties for the council and work closely with groups representing the concerns and needs of tenants in every area.

“The high rise forum group were keen to organise a clean up of Scholes Village and we are delighted to work together with Tesco on this – every little really does help!”

Lindsay Seddon, Community Champion for the Tesco store, said: “We are always looking at ways we can get involved with local groups and projects and we were really pleased to help local residents.”