Walkers tidy up park while getting fitter

Members of Blackpool's Step to Health programme at Moor Park
Members of Blackpool's Step to Health programme at Moor Park
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Feeling fitter while picking up litter – that was the aim of walkers in Blackpool’s Moor Park.

More than 50 people who are taking part in the Step to Health programme doubled their efforts by picking up litter in the park in Bispham as part of the Keep Blackpool Tidy campaign.

Steps to Health is a free community walking programme which encourages residents to get some exercise and meet new friends.

Coun Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool Council, said: “Both initiatives are making a real difference to both individual lives and the wider communities in which we live.

“The recent combined walk and litter pick is a great example of people getting out, taking some exercise and at the same time doing something that has a real positive impact on our environment.”

Around 600 people regularly take part in the Step to Health scheme.

To find out more go to www. Blackpool.gov.uk/stepstohealth or call 01253 478007. For more information on how to organise group litter picks visit www.blackpool.gov.uk/tidy