Sidcup residents clean-up their estate

PUBLISHED: 17:38 04 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:38 04 March 2013

Residents of The Hollies with some of the litter they collected. Pic by Derek Hope

Residents of The Hollies with some of the litter they collected. Pic by Derek Hope

Derek Hope

Residents on a Sidcup estate are so fed up with fly-tipping, they had a clean-up yesterday.

People who live in The Hollies collected more than 60 bags of rubbish, including two Bexley Council drain covers.

Brenda Moffat, who helped co-ordinate the event, said: “It was good to see such a turnout. With an event like this, the community spirit really comes alive.”

Linda Hubbard, another organiser, said: “We urge all residents to keep a lookout for anyone dumping rubbish; it makes the place look unsightly and spoils our estate.

“In one area alone we found that branches cut from fir trees were piled several feet high and dumped near an entrance. School children use the estate to get to and from school, and it would be nice if parents could encourage them not to throw their drinks can and bottles into the bushes.

Bexley Council have agreed to remove the piles of rubbish collected by the residents.

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