Team of volunteers give Daventry estate a tidy up

Some of the volunteers working in the Tamar Square area. Below, trimming the plants in Tamar Square, and before and after phtoos from The Wye.
Some of the volunteers working in the Tamar Square area. Below, trimming the plants in Tamar Square, and before and after phtoos from The Wye.
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Volunteers worked hard on Saturday to tidy up two areas of their estate.

A team tackled the area around the Pike and Eel pub on Tamar Square, and also a communal area on The Wye, both on Daventry’s Grange estate.

Tamar Square after the work

Tamar Square after the work

The area off Tamar Square had become overgrown as the grounds maintenance crews had been blocked from accessing it due to work on gas pipes in the area.

On Saturday the volunteers set out to tidy up the area and cut back the growing weeds.

One of the volunteers, Jacquie Ward, said: “We did a litter pick first. Then got stuck in by sweeping paths, pruning shrubs, clearing weeds, cutting the grass and even finding the missing paving slab that was put back into position.

“A special thank you to Lewis, Ryan and Kezia who happened to be passing by and stopped to join in, you helped us to make a big difference.”

Trimming the plants in Tamar Square.

Trimming the plants in Tamar Square.

She added: “Thank you so very much to all those who helped for all your hard work, pulling together as a community and making a difference. Linda Herring, Clive Herring, Cllr/Mayor Wendy Randall, town councillor Lynne Taylor, Lou Smith, Frank Smith, Izzy Smith, Lewis, Ryan, Kezia, Colin Devlin, Angela Devlin and their neighbours’ six-year old little girl, Rob Henson and Vivian.

“Thank you Bev for once again letting us use your pub The Pike and Eel for a base and Linda Herring thank you for the scrummy cupcakes you made.”

Residents of The Wye also joined in the efforts and tackled the overgrown communal area off their road.

The area is one of several on the estate, but had become severely overgrown, to the point where large areas of the pavement and tarmac had disappeared beneath years of plant growth and debris.

The Wye before the volunteers got started

The Wye before the volunteers got started

The Wye after the work

The Wye after the work