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Yorke Drive and Winthorpe Road Day of Action

12 September 2018

We recently partnered with Newark and Sherwood District Council, community volunteers and other local organisations in a Day of Action at Yorke Drive and Winthorpe Road, which was organised as part of the district council’s campaign to make Newark and Sherwood a Cleaner, Safer & Greener place to live.

Together we helped to collect 13.5 tonnes of rubbish (equivalent to the weight of a double decker bus), through a programme of litter picking, deep cleansing and repairing of streets, pruning overgrown hedges and mowing grassy areas.

Rebecca Rance, chief executive of Newark and Sherwood Homes, commented: “The Day of Action was a brilliant initiative to help clean two of the district’s estates, while educating tenants and residents on the importance of looking after our communities and the little ways in which they can make a difference.”

Other participants in the Action Day included Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue service, Via East Midlands, Veolia, the Fernwood Foxes Football Club, McDonald’s and KFC.

Council leader Councillor David Lloyd said: “This was an excellent effort from volunteers, staff and partners and I would say thank-you to everyone who took part. The challenge is, however, to keep the streets maintained and we all have a responsibility to do that.”

Pictured are Street Wardens Will Taylor and Craig Cook.