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Scouts and residents clean up

Scouts joined forces with local residents to spruce up their local park.

A total of five big bags of litter were collected in just one hour during the community clean-up operation at the Brickfields Park in the Westmoreland area of Bath.

Volunteers from the local community turned up to take part in the event alongside members of local scout groups. A total of 15 people took part in the operation, which was organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Local councillor June Player said: “A litter pick is a great way to bring the community together and I was really pleased this one was so successful.

“We chose Brickfields because a local resident approached me wanting the state of the play area improved, and due to the fact there is no traffic to contend with, the litter picking was safe and straightforward.

“I’d like to thank the scouts and local residents who got involved. The scouts enjoyed the experience and I hope they can do others in the future.”

Scout leader Andy Dyer said: “Our troop were really keen to take part in improving the appearance of the community. This activity will go towards their Community Challenge Award.

“We were very pleased to work alongside local residents who also feel so strongly about the local environment.”

Councillor David Dixon, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “If communities come forward to us with ideas on how they want to keep their streets clean and tidy, Bath & North East Somerset Council will work out the best way to support them. We are positive about working with others and will support people with the equipment and help that they need.”


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