Northumberland Heath residents step up to clean up

Residents, local Councillors, staff from the Council and Police Community Support Officers got together to help make their neighbourhood a cleaner place.

The team worked hard for three hours on Tuesday 22 August in Northumberland Heath, cleaning the area around the local library, alleyways, roads and part of the high street. Northumberland Heath Family Church helped to keep the team going by providing them with much needed refreshments - writes London borough of Bexley.

Cllr Peter Craske, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Environment and Leisure, said: “Helping to keep the places we live and work clean is good for everyone and the environment. This group have proved they are real advocates for ‘doing their bit’ and taking ownership, working alongside the Police to tidy up their local area. It’s great to see this kind of community project in action.”

The clean-up was arranged in partnership with local police as part of Bexley’s Police week of action, where officers work with key partners to make a difference in their local communities.

Some of the residents that took part are part of the volunteer Community Litter Pickers scheme in Bexley. The scheme currently has over 150 members. To find out more about the scheme visit Community Litter Pickers .

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