Volunteers clean up West View Park

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Saturday 21 March, 13 voluntary members of Friends of West View Park Group, and council employees, carried out a clean-up in the West View Park and Highroad Well area.

The volunteers were supplied with hi visibility vests, brooms, shovels, gloves, and plenty of refuse sacks before they set off to do their good deed for the community and after two hours work the Council’s caged van was filled with rubbish sacks, and other  items such as stereo speakers and traffic cones!

The Group had applied for and been awarded the sum of £250 from the Ward Grant scheme, which enabled the purchase of the clean-up equipment, and this will remain in the Group’s possession to be used for regular monthly clean-up sessions in the Park.

After the session the volunteers retired to the Horse & Jockey for well-earned refreshments after a job well done.

Unfortunately, sometime during the night of Tuesday 24 March, several bin bags full of waste from a take-away business were dumped in the Park Grounds… very disappointing for those members of the group who had done such a sterling job the previous week.

Please note that from Monday 6 April 2015 Fly-tippers could face tougher penalties when the Council introduces its new powers to stop, search and seize vehicles suspected of waste crime… you can read more on the new legislation here.

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