Initiative proves to be a sweeping success

P&G staff help clean up at Cobalt Business Park.
P&G staff help clean up at Cobalt Business Park.

Staff at a business park helped make sure it was looking its best.

A number of businesses based on Cobalt Business Park joined North Tyneside Council on a clean up as part of the Big Spring Clean campaign.

Ensuring North Tyneside is a clean and well maintained borough is a priority for the council and many of our residents

Phil Scott, head of environment, housing and leisure

Seven companies joined in, with substantial support provided by Capita, Accenture and EE, and 30 bags of litter were taken away from Cobalt and the surrounding waggonways.

Phil Scott, head of environment, housing and leisure, said: “Ensuring North Tyneside is a clean and well maintained borough is a priority for the council and many of our residents.

“Through initiatives such as the Big Spring Clean and with the support of the community, we can make a real difference to neighbourhoods in which we live and the areas where we work.

“I would like to thank everyone at Cobalt Business Park for their hard work as well as the continued support from other local businesses, residents, community groups and schools.”

It was the seventh year the ‘Cobalt More Team’ has rallied organisations on the park to join in.

Tyler Patrick, Cobalt events and communications assistant, said: “Cobalt is without doubt, one of the finest examples of an office park in the UK and as such we believe it is vitally important that we keep it that way.

“We are really pleased with the amount of volunteers who have come forward this year.

“Taking part in the annual event creates an occasion where the whole site can come together to create a cleaner environment.”