Time2Voice: a brighter, cleaner Somerton Park!
Time2Voice and ‘Brighter, Cleaner, Communities’ bring skip morning to Somerton Park.
The September sunshine beamed down on residents as they put on their gloves, high vis jackets and got stuck in, this time lending a neighbourly helping hand to load items into skips.
Five skips arrived one by one, greeted by residents waiting to rid their households of bulky unwanted items. At the same time a group of residents worked together to do a litter pick, once again to clear the streets of rubbish, a few days ahead of Tidy Wales week. The skip morning followed on from the ‘Keep Somerton Park Tidy’ event and although this was a single occurrence it was in response to feedback that was received from the fly tipping consultation and was made possible through working in partnership with Melin Homes as part of their ‘Brighter, Cleaner, Communities’ initiative supporting the Tidy Towns Community Led Project Funding 2014-15.
It was nice to see so many people out, being able to utilise the skips, which hopefully has made a difference to their gardens and living space. Everyone worked hard to get everything into the skips within the allotted 1 hour time slot. Alan Hughes, Communities Officer, Melin Homes, thought “The day was a perfect partnership day with staff and residents all helping each other to ‘Clean Up’ their community whilst enjoying some late summer sunshine.”
Remember, everyone can do their bit to ensure the streets within their communities are kept tidy. There are a lot of initiatives when it comes to community cleanup projects, such as those organised by Keep Wales Tidy or even your local council.
Do you live in Newport or Monmouthshire? Then its time 2 find out more about time 2 voice and how you can access activities with time credits. Contact Ras James on 01633 233859