Colnbrook Community Clean Up

 News Release

 13th September 2017

 

Colnbrook Community Clean Up 

Slough Borough Council  worked in partnership with Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council and the community to organise a clean up weekend in Colnbrook.

 The clean up over the weekend of 9th and 10th September involved Colnbrook Residents Association, Colnbrook Community Association, Colnbrook Community Partnership, Colnbrook Village Hall, Colnbrook Scout Group, residents and local businesses.

 

Volunteers worked tirelessly and collected  an impressive amount of litter from a number of streets.  In total 50 bags of non recyclable litter and 39 bags of recyclable litter was collected.

Councillor Joginder Bai, Cabinet member for Environment and Leisure, said "It is wonderful to see such great community spirit turn into action.  Thank you to everyone for their efforts.  The Council and Parish Council will continue to work together with Community groups and the wider Community on key areas of concern."

Slough Borough council collected the bags of litter at the end of each day, local waste company Lanz funded the removal of the vegetation that was cut back and the bulky items identified during the weekend, including mattressess, tyres and fridges, and Tesco provided refreshments to all the volunteers.

 Parish councillors and volunteers also cut back vegetation and painted the old Poyle Hand Pump and adjacent posts on the Bath Road.

Community clean ups are currently being organised with Langley Neighbourhood  Action Group and Langley Neighbourhood Forum on Saturday 23rd September and with Foxborough Neighbourhood Action Group on Saturday 30th September.

There are plans to work in partnership again in Colnbrook for another clean up in March, to tie in with the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign. 

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