Penwortham school children and businesses unite on litter blitz

Posted on - 26th June, 2024 - 3:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Penwortham, Preston News, Proud Preston, Schools, South Ribble News
The Penwortham Community Business Network litter picking team with children and staff from St Teresa’s Primary School. Pic: Vincent’s solicitors

Students from St Teresa’s Primary School in Penwortham joined forces with the town’s Community Business Network (CBN) and local charities, Galloways and St Catherine’s Hospice, for the town’s third annual community clean up event. 

The event was organised by CBN founders, Jemma Lloyd of Vincents Solicitors and estate agent Michael Bailey, as part of CBN’s commitment to help the community. St Catherine’s Hospice supplied the litter picking equipment and high vis vests. 

The team tidied the gutters and hedgerows from Galloways HQ in Howick Park Avenue, along Liverpool Road and around the Birch Avenue park.

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Kelly Love, from Galloways Society from the Blind, said: “The children were amazing, they found every little bit and were so proud to see the bags filling up. We love being members of the CBN and hosting the meetings at our HQ. Events like this show just how much community sprit there is in Penwortham and the positive response we had from passers-by shows how much it means to local people.”

Organiser Jemma Lloyd, head of Vincents branch in Liverpool Road, is already looking forward to the group’s next event, the planting programme at Penwortham Cemetery in September.

She said: “When we founded the business network one of our main aims was to create better connections between businesses and the wider community, to improve our environment and help people to ‘give back’ in a meaningful way. These events allow members to have a genuine impact, but they’re also a wonderful opportunity to have some fun and hopefully inspire local children to want to take care of their town in the future.”

The CBN meets on the first Thursday of every month from 9am at Galloways Society for the Blind HQ in Howick Park Avenue. For information about how to get involved contact or

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