Residents on the Lower Lane estate in Freckleton are being called on to help with a community spruce up on Wednesday (15 February).

Organised by Progress Housing Group in partnership with local agencies, the community clean-up event is aimed at encouraging local residents to help clean up the Lower Lane estate.

The event, which will take place between 10am and 3pm on Wednesday 15 February, will involve a number of local partners including Age UK who will be on the estate taking any donations that can be reused as well as to promote their services. Lancashire County Council’s Lancashire Well-Being Service, aimed at promoting happier and healthier lives, and Home-Start, one of the leading family support charities in the UK will also be on hand to offer advice about the services they provide.

“We’re looking for volunteers from the local community to come along and help out with picking up litter, clearing overgrown areas and cleaning up graffiti to make the estate a more welcoming and attractive place to live. We would also love to hear from tenants how we can continue to make improvements to the estate.” said Carina Lynch, Community Housing Officer at Progress Housing Group.

“Local residents should contact Progress Housing Group via 03333 204555 or come along to the Lower Lane community centre on Auster Cresent in Freckleton from 10am on Wednesday morning.”

Progress Housing Group is providing a large skip that will be placed near to the community centre so that residents can dispose of their household items and the Estate Caretaker will be available to provide a helping hand.

Residents can also stop by and chat to the members of the local neighbourhood policing teams and Progress Housing Group staff on issues and events taking place in their area.