COMMUNITY SPIRIT IN ACTION AT STREET CLEAN-UP
COMMUNITY spirited neighbours worked together to spruce up their street.
In Kirtle Road, Chesham, the hedges were getting bigger as the road was diminishing in size.
Tired of hearing the constant complaints about scratched cars due to the ever expanding foliage, newly wed Sue Flack decided to take things into her own hands.
She sent a letter to all the residents of Kirtle Road, asking that on Sunday, July 31, they presented themselves armed with hedge trimmers, shears, chain saws, brooms, rakes and whatever else would get the job done.
And arrive the neighbours did, in quantity.
Di Burnett, from Kirtle Road, said: “The community spirit in the road was there in full force.
“Not once was there a complaint that someone else should be doing this, the residents just mucked in and had a thoroughly good afternoon. And if they weren’t actually cutting hedges, they were ferrying foliage to the recycling centre or making tea and cold drinks.
“Sue had also requested that the road was blessed with dry weather on that day, a request that was duly obeyed.
“By the end of the day, the road was at least a metre wider and waistlines were an inch narrower.
“Drivers of shiny cars were happy and a beer was deserved by all.”
Sue Flack proposed to her partner Derek Barter on February 29 this year, and he said yes after they had been living together for 28 years. They married in July. Ms Burnett added: “Marriage obviously agrees with her!”
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Over the hedge: The clean-up work party was organised by Sue Flack