MORE than 10,000 people have signed up for the Team Limerick Clean-up event, the largest single day clean-up in the country.
Entry for the large scale anti-litter campaign, which takes place on Good Friday, closed at midnight on Monday, with 10,055 volunteers answering the call to take part.
The JP McManus-backed initiative, being held in association with Mr Binman and Limerick City and County Council, will take place on April 3 and also incorporate Limerick’s “largest ever” tea and coffee morning, making the event very much a “social occasion”, JP explained recently.
“Whilst this is our first year for the clean-up initiative, it seems to have caught people’s imagination and we’ve received a phenomenal response with over 10,000 people signing up,” said JP this week of the initiative, which has been championed by TLC ambassador Paul O’Connell.
“I hope everyone enjoys the morning and thanks to all involved.”
Mr McManus said the council and Mr Binman “are working around the clock to ensure the behind the scenes logistics are in place for the day”.
The TLC initiative will primarily take the form of a few hours of picking and cleaning, with Mr Binman crews to collect the litter that has been gathered. A safety information briefing for the event will take place this Thursday at noon in the council chamber in County Hall.
See www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie for more details on the event.