A group of environmental enthusiasts has extended its territory after being given the backing of a firm poised to move into town and the builders of the company’s new headquarters.
The Friends of the Estuary, whose efforts in keeping the waterfront area of Lytham clean, have won national recognition from Britain In Bloom, and filled 26 bags of rubbish in little more than two hours in their latest tidying expedition.
It included access for the first time to the area behind Jubilee House, the former headquarters of the Land Registry, which is currently being prepared by Conlon Construction as the new headquarters of accountancy firm Danbro.
The opportunity to tidy up in the area bordering Lytham Quays came about thanks to the backing of Danbro and Conlon, who have provided high-visibility vests and gloves for the 30 Friends volunteers.
“We are grateful to Danbro and Conlon for their backing and it was good to get into that area, although to be fair it wasn’t that untidy,” said Meg Green of the Friends.
A Danbro spokesman said: “The Friends make a very real and tangible contribution to improving the environment and we are delighted to support them.”