Join our vol­un­teers to tidy up the county

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

» GLOUCES­TER­SHIRE is about to get a big sum­mer clean-up and we need your help to make the grubby ar­eas of our county glo­ri­ous once again.

You’ve cho­sen the five grot spots for us to spruce up through­out Au­gust and now we would like to re­cruit a team of vol­un­teers to lend a hand.

It is all part of our Keep Glouces­ter­shire Glo­ri­ous cam­paign to make a dif­fer­ence and clean up the county.

Do you fancy spar­ing a few hours to help brighten up the cho­sen spots with each site tack­led on a Satur­day through­out the month (Au­gust 3, 10, 17, 24, 31).

The sites you chose are:

» Great West­ern Road, Gloucester

» King­sholm Road, Gloucester

» Park End Road, Gloucester

» High Street, Cirences­ter

» Swindon Road, Chel­tenham

We want to hear from com­mu­nity groups, busi­nesses and any­one with pride in their lo­cal com­mu­nity - we will pro­vide the black bags and some re­fresh­ments on the day. Take a leaf out of Tanya Laird’s book. Known as the lonely lit­ter picker thanks to the fact she reg­u­larly cleans up unloved patches of Gloucester, the beauty ther­a­pist from Long­ford is back­ing our cam­paign.

“I wish it could all be cleaned up,” she said. “I don’t see why there are so many peo­ple who haven’t got the same at­ti­tude to be as proud of where they live as I do.

“If you had peo­ple com­ing to visit your home you’d want it to be clean and tidy for when they ar­rive. It’s the same with Gloucester.

“We should all be proud of where we live.”

» If you or your group can help, please email Jen­[email protected]­

Tanya Laird

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