Lots of volunteers were out in Henley town on Saturday morning to help with the HIT Litter campaign to clean up the town as part of the Henley in Bloom campaign.
In the town centre, Gardening Buddies, Air Rifle Cadets and 1st Henley Brownies were joined by other individual volunteers who were each given an area and provided with litter pickers, gloves and bags.
Up on the Gainsborough Estate, there was another skip for residents to clear out their unwanted things and the residents along with the Scouts helped to clean up Makins Recreation Ground and the surrounding roads. Dave Eggleton said, “It was really good to see more and more people getting involved in smartening up the estate and I even had a group of young lads who wanted to help this weekend.”
Michaela Clarke, leader of 1st Henley Brownies said, “It was great community project for the Brownies to get involved in and they had a fun finding unusual ‘rubbish treasure’ which included a bike lock and key.”
Councillor Kellie Hinton, Chair of the Henley in Bloom Committee had organised some well earned refreshments for everyone afterwards at the Christchurch Centre which Doug Richards from Henley Allotments Association had cooked. He served delicious home-grown and home-cooked tomato and leek and potato soup to all the volunteers.
Kellie said afterwards, “I was really delighted with the turnout and the great job everyone did.”