Sweet wrappers, beer bottles, take-away boxes and even a skateboard was picked up on the ‘Hit Litter’ pick on Saturday morning. Despite the cold and rainy weather, over 40 people came out to help clean up areas of the town.
Henley Scouts and residents of the Gainsborough Estate tackled the roads on the estate, Makins Recreation Ground and around the Scout Hut. They then went down Waterman’s Lane, on to Deanfield Road and then back into town. Councillor David Eggleton co-ordinated this area said, “It was great to see people coming to together to help clean up the town. The kids really enjoyed doing it – they thought it was great fun.”
Simon Warren, Manager at Tesco and a few of his team tackled the area around the store and along Reading Road. Volunteers from the RNLI worked along the Fairmile and PCSO Claire Hewitt took volunteers around Harpsden Road.
All the volunteers joined together at the end of the morning at the Christ Church Centre where they were served soup. Around 50 bags of rubbish were collected. These were collected up by Park Services and the bags and litter pickers were provided by Biffa.
SODC also recently did a Big Clean Up project in Church Avenue, Greys Road alleyway, Makin’s Road alleyway, Vicarage Road alleyway (Trinity School), St Andrews alleyway and Milton Close alleyway.