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Community pulls together to clean up neighbourhood

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Local people and organisations came together as their very own"Ground Force" - cleaning and clearing up their local neighbourhood in Worcester.

The event was organised by Bromford Living, working with Worcester City Council's green and clean service.

Bromford customers and contractors, the local primary school, the council, probation services and local allotment holders spent the day repainting fences, tidying landscapes and litter picking.

Pupils from St Barnabas C of E school designed the poster advertising the event and came along to litter pick across the area. Bromford gave all the pupils taking part a goody bag as a big thank you.

Sue Murray, Bromford's Director of Housing said: "Bromford is committed to providing high quality homes and neighbourhoods, involving customers and improving the environment. This event shows just what can be achieved when we all work together."

Housing Operations Manager, Mary Higginson said: "We are delighted so many people took part. A big thank you to everyone for making the day such a success.

Roger Knight, Deputy Leader of Worcester City Council said: "We are working with local groups to address local issues, through our Take Pride in Worcester campaign - with people taking responsibility for their own neighbourhood. My thanks to the organisers for this excellent event."

Bromford Housing Managers were on site throughout the day to make sure the event ran smoothly. Two of their contractors also took part. Lovells, kindly donated the fence paint and landscape contractor RE Daniels helped with shrub beds and trees and lending gardening equipment for the day.

Other activities included tidying up shrub beds and landscaped areas, weeding, removing rubbish, fence repairs, street sweeping and removing graffiti. A range of agencies, including West Mercia Police and My Home Finance, were also on hand to give out information about recycling, energy efficiency, community safety, finance and housing advice. Probation services tidied litter and rubbish from the brook area, which abuts the site.

Pictured: customers Michelle Houghton and her son Ben help by cutting back shrubbery