M181 contractors in local litter pick

Planning and Environment
12:05, Monday, 10th May 2021

The company that has been carrying out North Lincolnshire Council’s ambitious £4.5m motorway infrastructure scheme on the M181 into Scunthorpe have taken time out for a litter picking session before they leave the site.

Workers from Esh Construction wanted to do something positive for the area, and so carried out a clean-up of Brumby Common Lane, which crosses over the motorway.

They picked the area as it is close to where they have been working for the past 11 months.

The new motorway junction will connect to a new east to west link road between the M181 and Scotter Road, unlocking 60 acres of land for development and reducing congestion around Berkeley Circle.

Among the rubbish collected and disposed of by the council was more than a dozen bags of waste, slabs of concrete and car tyres – enough to fill two 8yd skips.

David Player, Contracts Manager at Esh Construction, said: “Throughout our time working on this area of the M181, we noticed that littering can be an issue on this type of road.

“As part of Esh’s ongoing commitment to engaging within our local communities and helping to improve the local environment wherever we work, we were more than happy to volunteer as a site team to clean up Brumby Common Lane and in total collected two tonne of litter.”

More businesses are being urged to follow the example of Esh Group by getting involved in a litter-picking campaign to make North Lincolnshire cleaner and greener.

Coun Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “I want to thank Esh Construction for going the extra mile to make our region cleaner and greener.

“We support all businesses who can help us with our ambitious plans to improve the environment of North Lincolnshire on every level, from litter picking to major infrastructure changes.”

Businesses can sign up to the Great British Spring Clean – 28 May to 13 June – and call us on 01724 297000 or email neighbourhoodservices@northlincs.gov.uk to register their interest and access advice and equipment, as well as arrange for us to pick up any waste that is collected.