Spruce up planned for estate

A WEEK of action has been planned to help tidy up parts of the Grange estate.

People living in the area will join forces with schoolchildren to help officers from Daventry District Council (DDC) spruce up estate as part of a week of activities.

The clean-up is taking place from Monday to Friday next week and a number of areas and roads have been prioritised by the team. These include Tamar Square, The Cherwell, The Wye and The Stour.

Students from The Grange School will be helping with an afternoon litter pick on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and a community litter pick will take place on Thursday from 9.30am to 12.30pm starting at Tamar Square.

Officers from DDC will also be addressing potential health issues, such as rubbish left in household gardens. Litter and dog bins will be repaired, graffiti removed and enforcement action will be stepped up.

Additional street sweeping will take place in designated areas, wasteland will be cleared up and a sculpture will be made out of a notorious dead tree trunk in Yeomanry Way by local resident Ian Johnson.

The activities are being run by officers from DDC in partnership with Northamptonshire Police, Daventry and District Housing, Cummins, Northamptonshire County Council’s waste education team and The Grange School.

Cllr Alan Hills, portfolio holder for community, culture and leisure at DDC, said: “This environmental week of activities will see a number of partners working together with the community to help improve the Grange area.

“We were aware that residents wanted to see more action in the area, and I hope that members of the community feel happier with the end result and will be inspired to help partners to keep the estate clean.”

For more information or to take part in the community litter pick contact Emma Yoxen at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.