AN OSWALDTWISTLE grot-spot has been cleared up after youngsters from Moor End Primary School wrote to the council pleading for help.
School council members Malik Metcalfe, 11, Callum Lightbowm, 11, Jordan Good-man, 10, and Kimberley Smith, 10, were delighted when they managed to secure a clean-up of White Ash Lane, a local litter hot-spot.
They wrote to council leader, Peter Britcliffe, saying: "We want to get the back of White Ash Lane tidied up. People keep using this area as a tip and leaving rubbish which attracts rats, and maggots grow in it."
In response to the children’s letter, Councillor Britcliffe said: "Happily we’ve been able to get the area cleared, and environmental health officers will be writing to local people to warn them that action will be taken if anyone is caught littering or fly-tipping."
Moor End headmistress, Mrs Christine Jackson, was proud of her pupils’ achievement.
She said: "The children on the school council are a really strong proactive group and writing this letter is a fine example of them getting things done.
"We’re really pleased the area has been cleaned and the children now plan to write to the county council to see what can be done to sort the area in the future, as we would like it to be cleared and paved."