Wednesday 17 January 2018

'Singing bin' revives Scaffold hit

Mike McCartney, brother of former Beatle Sir Paul
Mike McCartney, brother of former Beatle Sir Paul

A "singing bin" is being introduced in Liverpool to thank people "very, very much" for binning their litter.

The bins will sing a refrain of the classic hit Thank You Very Much by Liverpool comedy pop act The Scaffold.

On Tuesday, founder member of the band Mike McCartney - brother of Beatle Sir Paul - will record the song at his former school the Liverpool Institute, now the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts.

A spokesman for Liverpool Council said: "He'll be re-recording The Scaffold hit Thank You Very Much, with the new line, 'for binning your litter'."

The singing bin will be in Mathew Street in October next to the Wall of Fame where Mike has a number one record disc with another Scaffold hit, Lily The Pink.

The Scaffold, which also included Roger McGough and John Gorman, specialised in pop, comedy and poetry in the late 60s and early 70s.

Liverpool's two Business Improvement Districts (BID) - City Central and the Commercial District - are the first private sector-led organisations in the country selected to work with Keep Britain Tidy as an ambassador partner on the national Love Where You Live campaign.

The campaign aims to inspire, encourage and enable people to make where they live, work and play "the kind of place we really want it to be".

Keep Britain Tidy ambassador Kirstie Allsopp said: "I wish Liverpool's BID companies the best of luck with their Love Where You Live programme and encourage all local people to get behind the campaign."

Talking bins are also set to be introduced in parts of London as part of the campaign.

Press Association

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