Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Residents throw out old furniture in tidy-up

A COMMUNITY tidy-up took place on the Gainsborough estate in Henley on Saturday.

A COMMUNITY tidy-up took place on the Gainsborough estate in Henley on Saturday.

Residents were invited to get rid of rubbish and unwanted goods in a large skip parked near Pram Walk which was paid for by housing association Soha.

Items dumped included wardrobes, beds, sofas and garden furniture. David Eggleton, co-founder of Gainsborough Residents’ Association, said: “The idea was that people could remove unwanted stuff from their gardens, particularly elderly people who haven’t got transport.”

He was joined by about five volunteers, including Henley in Bloom Gardening Buddies Elizabeth Hodgkin and Viv Greenwood. Volunteers also helped to sweep the roads and pavements. Mr Eggleton said: “We will keep on doing this until we don’t need to do it anymore.

“It is a long time since anything like this has happened and I think it is beginning to make a difference.”

Soha also paid for a skip to visit The Close last Friday and two members of staff helped with a tidy-up there.

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