Friday, 20 October 2017

Villagers urged to clean up

RESIDENTS of Wargrave have been urged to keep the village clean by “adopting” a street.

RESIDENTS of Wargrave have been urged to keep the village clean by “adopting” a street.

The scheme has been launched by parish councillor Marion Pope, of Eastview Road, who wants individuals or groups to take care of about 60 streets.

Volunteers will pick up litter and carry out general maintenance once a month and can share more responsibilities with others.

Councillor Pope said: “If people could just adopt a street and clean it once a month it would make everyone more aware about looking after our village.

“They do it in Germany and France and I know Twyford has done it as well.



“We can provide bags for people so it will just be picking up bits of litter.

“If you just do it once a month for a year you’ve done your bit for your village and if other people see you doing it they might take it up as well.”

Six people have already volunteered, including Eastview Road resident Doris Firth, who is in her eighties.

Cllr Pope says most roads have about 10 or 20 properties and responsibility for the longest one, Vicarage Road, could be shared between two people.

A map of the village with all the streets marked will be put up in the parish office off Recreation Road.

To volunteer, call Cllr Pope on 0118 940 3533 or the parish office on 0118 940 6084.



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