DOZENS of volunteers have returned to clean-up the streets of Stalybridge for the second time, as part of a drive to ensure the town centre in attractive to shoppers and visitors.
The ‘I Love Stalybridge’ action day – on Saturday 17 November - was organised by the Stalybridge Town Team.
It brought together up to 50 volunteers who collected dozens of bags of rubbish – including take-away food containers, carrier bags, tins and bottles – from the streets and canal towpath.
Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds said: “Members of the Stalybridge Town Team are working on a number of projects designed to strengthen the appeal of the town centre.
“But clearly behind them are dozens of people – residents, traders and community activists – who are determined to make a difference to their town too.
“I am delighted that so many people clearly want to take such practical steps to support their town. Their hard work has made a real difference and I hope this determination and commitment will continue in the future.”
The Stalybridge Town Team – set up earlier this year – brings together traders, community groups, political and civic leaders and council officials, with the shared aim of ensuring a strong future for Stalybridge town centre.
They have already drawn up a series of proposals by expanding existing markets, creating pop-up shops, supporting and encouraging young entrepreneurs and providing opportunities for residents to run and participate in activities.
More information about the work of the Stalybridge Town Team can be found at http://www.stalybridgetown.com/stalybridge-town-team.html
Published Monday 19 November 2012