Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Residents make light work of clean up

RESIDENTS of the Gainsborough estate in Henley have welcomed “skip days”.

RESIDENTS of the Gainsborough estate in Henley have welcomed “skip days”.

The Gainsborough Residents’ Association has arranged to have a skip delivered to the estate regularly so everyone can dispose of their large items of rubbish.

At the latest skip day on Saturday, May 16, the skip was filled within a couple of hours as people put in their unwanted possessions and residents and members of the association helped older people or those with particularly heavy items to do the same.

The skip is funded by housing association Soha and items that could be recycled were separated and taken to waste centres.

Association chairman and new town councillor Dave Eggleton said: “This is one our most visible examples of residents working closely with Soha. Everyone really appreciates skip days and with the residents helping to load and tidy up afterwards, this gives Soha best value for money.”



Simon Narracott, secretary of the association, said: “It was great to see how many residents turned out. Many came down to drop off their unwanted items and then hung around to help others with the bigger items, so there was a real social buzz.”

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