Help us clean up your act, urges council

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NORTH Tynesiders are being urged to come clean to help keep their neighbourhoods spick and span.

Two clean-up days are being lined up by North Tyneside Homes to give people the chance to get their streets looking their best.

The North Tyneside Council housing estate caretakers in charge of the clean-ups are calling on people to help them remove litter and tidy up shrub beds.

The council will also take away large items of rubbish, such as old furniture and non-recyclable garden waste.

Coun John Goodfellow, the authority’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Previous clean-up days have certainly improved the quality of the estates, making the borough cleaner and greener, and I’m sure these events will prove just as successful.

“With residents giving up their time to lend a hand, the walkabouts will also support the government’s Big Society initiative, which enables individuals to take more responsibility for their own lives and communities.”

The next clean-up day will be held on Tuesday, February 22, in Percy Main, taking in Brunton Street, Percy Court, St John’s Street, Alford Green, Bowes Walk, Deerbolt Place, Denbigh Place and Gladstonbury Place.

They are the latest in a series of clean-up days launched last month.

Previous ones have been held at Holy Cross in Wallsend, Balkwell in North Shields and, on Tuesday this week, in Percy Main, including St Stephen’s Way and St Luke’s Road, and at Goathland in Longbenton, taking in Ashdown Close, Ashdown Way, Edenbridge Crescent, Lambourne Avenue and Meadow Close.

For more information on either of the two remaining clean-up events planned, and how you go about taking part in them, contact North Tyneside Homes on 0345 200 0102.