Several streets in Peasedown St John are looking a lot cleaner thanks to a spring clean-up led by local B&NES councillors Karen Walker and Sarah Bevan and a team of residents.
They collected more than 10 bags of rubbish from Frederick Avenue, Albert Avenue, Braysdown Lane, French Close, Frenchfield Road and paths nearby to Beacon Field.
Cllr Sarah Bevan (Independent) said: “We’ve organised other community clean ups over the years, and it’s always good to see residents joining in. People often feel a strong sense of pride and community spirit when they give up their time to do something for the area they live in.
“It’s surprising how much rubbish and debris can be found stuck in hedgerows and at the sides of community play areas.
“These streets, including The Green next to Frederick Avenue, are now looking far more cleaner, and we are grateful to all the local residents who came out to help.”
The clean-up was one of many organised by the councillors over the last 10 years.
Cllr Karen Walker (Independent) added: “Sarah and I both believe very strongly in community action and working with residents to help them make a difference in our village.
“Over the last few weeks, residents have contacted us about the excess amount of litter in and around The Green and Orchard Way and asked if we could do anything to help.”
Karen and Sarah are happy to join any residents who would like to clean up their street.
Litter pickers and black bags can be provided. For more information contact the councillors on:
- Cllr Karen Walker, 07968 401447, email@example.com
- Cllr Sarah Bevan, 07792 379850, firstname.lastname@example.org