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Support needed for community tidy-up

Cllr Wendy Randall and volunteers Rob Henson, Beverlyey Martin, Clive Herring, Cllr Olwen Loud, Jackie Furlong and Linda Herring get to work clearing litter left at The Grange estate in Daventry NNL-140714-092309009

Cllr Wendy Randall and volunteers Rob Henson, Beverlyey Martin, Clive Herring, Cllr Olwen Loud, Jackie Furlong and Linda Herring get to work clearing litter left at The Grange estate in Daventry NNL-140714-092309009

People are being urged to support a litter pick to clean up an area of Daventry’s Southbrook estate.

Prompted by the Gusher’s Clean Up Daventry campaign, the town’s McDonalds branch and DDC are appealing for volunteers to help them on Monday.

The clean up will focus on the route from the restaurant in Vicar Lane to the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village, including the Fishponds.

Volunteers are being sought to join the litter pick, which will run from 11am until 3pm. People are welcome to join at any time during the day and can give up as much time as they feel they are able to.

Daventry and District Housing is opening the Community Hub in Hood Road to act as a meeting place for all those wishing to join the litter pick and will be putting on free refreshments for volunteers.

All the equipment required to carry out the litter pick will be provided.

MP for Daventry Chris Heaton-Harris and the town’s Mayor Ron Fox will also be lending their support to the event.

Glyn Pashley, franchisee of the McDonald’s restaurant in Daventry, said: “We are pleased to be working in association with Daventry District Council, helping to look after an area close to our restaurant.

“We are keen to give something back to our local community. We would like to see as many volunteers as possible come along and join us.”

Cllr Daniel Cribbin, DDC environment portfolio holder, said: “It would be fantastic to see a really good turnout of volunteers on the day. By working together we can make a real difference.”

Saturday morning saw volunteers out on the Grange estate tidying up the old open space between the Pike and Eel and the nearby houses.

Cllr Weny Randall said: “The staff at the pub litter pick every day, which is fantastic.

“But the area was blighted by overgrown bushes and untidy grass.

“On Saturday we did a bit of work to the plants, a lot of weeding. We litter picked and then we mowed the grass and swept up afterwards.

“Before it looked like a bit of forgotten land, now it looks great. Ideally we’d like to take it on as a community garden.”

 

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