Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Town clean-up hailed a success

Town clean-up hailed a success

SCORES of volunteers cleaned the streets of Henley on Saturday morning.

The annual Hit Litter day saw community groups and residents come together to tackle some of the town’s grot spots.

The event was held in line with the Great British Spring Clean, which took place across the country this weekend.

About 40 bags of rubbish were collected containing plastic bottles, cans, cigarette ends, takeaway boxes, wrappers, a petrol container, a hockey stick and a vacuum cleaner.

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Town councillor Kellie Hinton, chairwoman of Henley in Bloom who organise the clean-up, said about 70 people helped this year, a record number.

She said: “We take having a clean town very seriously and we are thrilled with the turn out again this year.

“We particularly like children taking part as the best way to keep this going is to encourage them to keep Henley tidy while they are young.”

Rubbish bags and litter-pickers were provided by waste collection firm Biffa on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council.

For a full report and pictures, see this week’s Henley Standard.

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