go

Residents rally to clean up their community

A FULL dinner set, a Hoover, a motorbike helmet, a police warning sign and a worrying number of empty bottles of alcohol were just some of the items cleared during a litter pick.

John Herring

Reporter:

John Herring

Contact:

01635 886633

Residents rally to clean up their community

A FULL dinner set, a Hoover, a motorbike helmet, a police warning sign and a worrying number of empty bottles of alcohol were just some of the items cleared during a litter pick.

The 18 members of staff from the Wasing Estate cleared up Wasing Lane, Back Lane, as well as the roads to Woolhampton and through Brimpton. All were painstakingly cleared of rubbish.

A local parishioner helped them take on the challenge of tidying the roads around Brimpton, Woolhampton and Aldermaston, an area renowned for fly-tipping. The team battled the elements for four hours to remove rubbish thrown from cars and vehicles from hedges, roadsides and footpaths.

Estate owner Joshua Dugdale said: “Enough was enough. We are fed up with our beautiful landscape being ruined by people who couldn’t care less.

“We decided to take matters into our own hands and get a team together to comb the roadsides to clear it all up.”

The estate hopes to make the clean-up an annual event attracting more local people to help look after their local area.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

The Hungerford Club does it again!
All Districts

The Hungerford Club does it again!

It's nominated CAMRA Club of the Year once more

 
St George's Day takes flight in Newbury Market Place
News

St George's Day takes flight in Newbury Market Place

Falconry display and other activities to celebrate patron saint of England

 
News

Every runner's a winner

 
News

EXCLUSIVE: Autistic boy housed with dangerous sex offender

7comments

 
News

Newbury youngsters learn at the school of rock