18/08/2011 - Permalink

Community payback project reveals Hopesay from its veil of leaves

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A total of 30 bags of leaves, moss and detritus were collected from Hopesay as part of a clean-up by the probation services community payback team last month (28 July 2011).

This clean, organised by Shropshire Council’s street scene south west team, was the first of its kind in the village which saw 12 people busily sweeping and shovelling leaves from the roads and pavements.

Due to its success, other towns across the south west area are also benefiting from a clean, in addition to the council’s routine street cleaning schedule.

Over the last week people have also been sweeping, weeding and hoeing the pavements in Lydbury North and this is due to be completed on Thursday 18 August. The team will then move onto clean Onibury on Thursday 25 August.

Councillor Martin Bennett, Shropshire Council’s deputy cabinet member, said:

“It was great to hear villagers giving such positive comments on the day about the work that is being undertaken. The difference before and after the clearance is definitely being appreciated.

“We are very pleased to have so much help to keep local areas clean. It is good to see so many local people taking a pride in their communities, and who are determined to ‘do their bit’ to keep them looking spick and span. It is also nice to be able to welcome the probation service work force, which will be a useful addition to the council and volunteers, to help us make a real difference together.”

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