A group of Beanhill residents, with support from their Community Mobiliser, are organising a community-led clean up day on the estate on Wednesday 13th of May.
A number of local residents are volunteering their time to organise the event, hoping to get as many of their neighbours involved on the day as possible.
Beanhill Action Group and Community & Events Group are also getting behind the initiative to help make it a success.
The Community Life Champion at the local Asda store has also committed to supporting the initiative, donating a £20 food shopping voucher, which will be drawn by the volunteers on the day.
Moorlands Children’s and Community Centre is also supporting the event. The volunteers will meet at the centre after cleaning the streets to have a well-deserved cup of tea and a snack!
The aim of this initiative is to get the local residents together in a joint action that will help to tidy up the badly affected spots on the estate as well as highlight the ongoing environmental issues in Beanhill, including fly-tipping and dumped rubbish. The residents want to take action to send a clear message to the whole of the estate: that a joint effort can help towards making and maintaining Beanhill as a tidy, friendly and desirable place to live.
“I hope this initiative will bring the community together and let people know we want a nice clean area. I also hope it will encourage people not to fly tip, but to ask for help with rubbish removal, and encourage residents to help one another”, said Laura Nash, the event’s coordinator, who has also volunteered as a Community Champion in Beanhill.