Community rallies for clean-up

Date Released - 10/04/2018

ASHTON’S Holy Trinity district was looking spick and span after residents joined together for a mass clean-up

The event, which was led by Tameside Neighbourhood Services, in partnership with members of Holy Trinity Community Centre, was organised in response to requests from residents who wanted to improve the environment.

It was supported by Jigsaw Homes who provided skips for Burlington Street and Uxbridge Street. Greenscape, who collected around 20 bags of rubbish, provided soil for planting, and Operation Greenspace provided litter-pickers and bags.

Around 30 residents were involved, as well as children. They quickly got to work, removing litter from the streets around their homes.

Resident and community worker Hasna Khan said: “Everyone enjoyed the event and our streets are looking much cleaner. We would like to do more litter-picks during the school holidays.”

As a thank you, Holy Trinity Community Centre provided a curry lunch for all those who took part. Police took the chance to engage with residents and the children coloured pictures to take home and planted sunflower seeds.

Earlier, Tameside Neighbourhood Services officers had attended an English as a second language class to distribute information about recycling.





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