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Neighbours clean up Northumberland Heath in three-hour patrol with councillors and PCSOs

PUBLISHED: 09:24 06 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:24 06 September 2017

Residents, councillors and volunteers all leant a hand to clean up Northumberland Heath

Residents, councillors and volunteers all leant a hand to clean up Northumberland Heath

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Volunteers started cleaning last week

Volunteers from across Northumberland Heath cleaned up the town of litter last week.

Residents, councillors, PCSOs and council staff patrolled around the community library in Mill Road, as well surrounding roads and alleyways.

The three hour clean-up saw Northumberland Heath Family Church provide refreshments to the team, some of whom were part of the borough’s Community Litter Pickers team, which currently has more than 150 members.

Peter Craske, cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, said: “Helping to keep the places we live and work clean is good for everyone and the environment.

“This group have proved they are real advocates for ‘doing their bit’ and taking ownership, working alongside the police to tidy up their local area.

“It’s great to see this kind of community project in action.”

Bexley currently has 150 volunteers in its Community Litter Pickers group, to find out more, visit www.bexley.gov.uk/litterpickers.

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