Brooms, black bags and a bit of elbow grease for city street

Worcester News: CLEAN UP: County councillor Matthew Jenkins helping to clean Shrubbery Avenue (s) CLEAN UP: County councillor Matthew Jenkins helping to clean Shrubbery Avenue (s)

A GROUP of volunteers armed with brooms and bin bags scrubbed and scoured a city street until it was sparkling.

The hardworking volunteers along with cleaning teams from Worcester City Council set about giving Shrubbery Avenue, Barbourne, a deep street clean.

Green Party county councillor Matthew Jenkins decided to organise Thursday morning's clean up after hearing from a resident who was concerned about the area.

Parking was restricted along the road during the deep clean so the teams could do a thorough job.

Cllr Jenkins thanked Deborah Merrick from Worcester City Council for helping to organise the street clean.

The St Stephen's ward councillor also thanked cleaning staff and the three residents who helped with the clean up.

He said: "It was a very worthwhile event and one that I hope to replicate on other roads in my division.

"It's particularly beneficial in those areas that have lots of on-street parking and so miss out on a proper street clean.

"My message to other residents in St Stephen is, if you think your road could benefit from a similar deep clean then let me know and I would be happy to help arrange it."

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2:29pm Mon 5 May 14

3thinker says...

Despite the Conservative Government's push to encourage us all to volunteer for "The Big Society' I somehow I can't imagine County Council Leader and Deputy Hardman and Geraghty doing anything similar.

Its good to see Councillor Jenkins proving that Localism starts from the grass roots.
Despite the Conservative Government's push to encourage us all to volunteer for "The Big Society' I somehow I can't imagine County Council Leader and Deputy Hardman and Geraghty doing anything similar. Its good to see Councillor Jenkins proving that Localism starts from the grass roots. 3thinker
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9:35pm Mon 5 May 14

grumpy woman says...

Only 3 residents after all the complaints?
Only 3 residents after all the complaints? grumpy woman
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10:15pm Mon 5 May 14

3thinker says...

grumpy woman wrote:
Only 3 residents after all the complaints?
Probably 3 more than have bothered to clean your or any other street ?
[quote][p][bold]grumpy woman[/bold] wrote: Only 3 residents after all the complaints?[/p][/quote]Probably 3 more than have bothered to clean your or any other street ? 3thinker
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