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Borough’s newest clean-up group takes on rubbish at Ilford park

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:57 07 October 2016

Cllr Ross Hatfull joined members of the public to help tidy up Valentines Park on Saturday.

Cllr Ross Hatfull joined members of the public to help tidy up Valentines Park on Saturday.

Cleanup UK

The borough’s newest community clean-up group held its first litterpick on Saturday.

Group leader Dee Datta, who works with the Arthritis Self-help Network, was happy with how the first clean-up of Valentines Park, Ilford, had gone.

“I quite enjoyed it actually,” he said.

“It’s a lovely park and it was good to get out and do some exercise, but still getting to feel like you were making a difference.”

On its first outing the group was joined by cabinet member for civic pride Cllr Ross Hatfull, and is hoping to get one more litter pick in before Christmas.

In the new year, Dee is hoping to hold monthly clean-ups around the park.

ASNet Bee Happy Litterpickers was supported by CleanupUK, a charity working towards raising awareness of littering and bringing communities together to tackle this issue.

If you would like to start your own litter pick group or join an existing group in Redbridge, please contact Neeta.Kanagaratnam@cleanupuk or call 07469 660 843 for more details.


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