The Big Tidy Up in Burdett Avenue

Cllr Ware-Lane with Keeley Boissinot

Cllr Ware-Lane with Keeley Boissinot


Cllr Ware-Lane (far left), Cheryl Nevin (third from left), Grant Blackwell (fifth from left) with some of the residents – and a big pile of rubbish

Cllr Ware-Lane (far left), Cheryl Nevin (third from left), Grant Blackwell (fifth from left) with some of the residents – and a big pile of rubbish

Milton Labour candidate Cheryl Nevin joined Cllr Julian Ware-Lane and residents in a three hour clean up in Burdett Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea. This was organised by the Burdett Avenue Neighbourhood Watch.

Footpaths, alleys, and gardens were cleared as a small mountain of rubbish was accumulated.

The clear-up started at 11am. As time went by more and more neighbours chipped in to help. Over a dozen people gave up their spare time, and this number included people from the wider community. One young lady told Cllr Julian Ware-Lane that she turned just because she felt she wanted to help out.

The street certainly looked a lot cleaner by the end and a real community spirit was on display. The amount of rubbish collected just three hours was incredible – this is one part of Westcliff-on-Sea that looks a lot better now. Grant Blackwell, coordinator for the Burdett Avenue Neighbourhood Watch, hopes to repeat this exercise every six months or so. A regular tidying up exercise should ensure that Burdett Avenue remains an attractive place to live in and visit.

Grant Blackwell said: “I may have arranged this street clean up, but it was only made possible from all the hard work from the residents who have pulled together today. Let’s hope people think twice before dumping their rubbish in our area.”

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4 Responses to The Big Tidy Up in Burdett Avenue

  1. dave batter says:

    Hi Julian, if the experience in Westborough is anything to go by many people will be grateful the area has been cleared is makes room for them to dump even more rubbish.
    Hopefully this will not be repeated in your patch but it certainly did in mine.

  2. Hey Dave, you not the only one to say that. I’m looking at ways to highlight dumped rubbish within my area. I’m going to make a poster and if anything is dumped I will stick it to the rubbish and I will get it reported to the council. With a lot of work we may get there.

  3. dave batter says:

    Hey Grant, please send me a copy of your poster, I will try it out here

  4. Grant Blackwell says:

    Once I have done it I will send you a copy. Please email me Grant.blackwell38@googlemail.com I can send a few other things your way.

    Grant

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