Sunday, 17 May 2015

Hexham Road Estate: The Big Clean Up

YESTERDAY (Saturday) saw the first of Reading Council's "Big Clean Up" events on Hexham Road estate. 

As well as picking the general mixture of rubbish scattered around - discarded bottles, cans and the like - pavements and gutters where cleared of weeds and pavements given a deep clean.

Council staff along with some community-spirited local residents and local councillors all joined in.

Lead councillor for Neighbourhoods, Cllr Liz Terry said "Last year we launched the "Love Clean Reading" project where council staff from different departments all acted as one team. This year we want to reinforce the message that keeping our streets and neighbourhoods clean is everyone's responisibility."

Cllr Tony Jones (right) with the Big Clean Up team on Hexham Road

Redlands councillor Tony Jones said "Most people want to walk out of their front door and see a clean environment

It's always a shame that a few people seem to not care about the mess they make, so these type of events can also serve as a reminder to the wider community that dropping litter for others to pick up is not only selfish but also costs council tax payers money to clear up." 

The council has similar events planned on other areas through the summer.

( Pictures courtesy of Matt Dady )

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