As part of The Forshaw Group’s environmental commitment, our managing director Liam Hanlon put his ‘boots on the ground’, alongside members of a local volunteer initiative, to clean-up litter from part of Wirral’s outdoor areas.
Saturday 17 April saw a 21-strong team help to clean up Bidston Moss, a designated local nature reserve since 1994. Home to all forms of wildlife including butterflies and other insects, small birds and buzzards, as it lies near the M53 and A554, the approach area had instead become a habitat for litter.
In order for Bidston Moss to continue to provide a thriving woodland habitat for nature, as well as a haven for the local community, a clean-up of the waste was initiated. Over 30 large sacks of single-use plastic waste were cleared from beneath the fly-over bridges, with the litter presumed to have been dropped or blown in from passing cars on these busy roads.
Speaking after taking part in the clean-up, Liam Hanlon said: “Well done to all the organisers and volunteers who helped to clean up the area. If everyone could commit just a small amount of their time to help clear their local spaces, just think how safe and smart our countryside, beaches, highways and byways would look.
“We will also continue to educate local communities and industries on what to do with their rubbish, so that hopefully one day we will be able to avoid these environmental issues.”
This is not the first community clean-up The Forshaw Group has been involved in, with Liam Hanlon and members of the Wallasey Amateur Boxing Club helping to clean up the Leasowe community in October 2020.