Newlay: Community group hosts another successful litter pick

26 April 2018

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Newlay and Whitecote Residents’ Association held another successful litter pick in the area attended by 27 people! writes Jill Buckley.

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Volunteers of all ages came out in Newlay.

Members and local residents, with Richard Slimming in charge of logistics, were joined by volunteers from the Church of Latter Day Saints and had their youngest ever litter picker, Megan aged five.

NAWRA chairman Roland Cross said he was delighted with the event, He said:

“It was great to see so many different parts and ages of our community coming together to make the area so much cleaner. Thanks to everyone.”

NAWRA are a very active community association holding regular litter picks as well as other events in the area, such as bird box building and bulb planting.

Some of the rubbish collected at the spring clean

NAWRA invites local residents who are interested in being involved to its’ next community meeting tonight (Thursday, April 26) from 7.30pm at regular venue The Abbey Inn on Pollard Lane.

There will also be guest speakers. A spokesperson from Stonebridge Homes will be giving an update on the Upper Reach housing development in the area. This will be followed by Catherine Jones, Conservation Officer for Urban Buzz, who will be talking about how to create a wild flower meadow in Bramley Fall Woods.

There will also be a discussion on how people can get involved in future volunteering opportunities. Th association has several events coming up in the next few months including a community garden dig in May and the Jo Cox Great Get Together in June. You can find more information on their past and upcoming events and the associations aims and objectives on their website.

You can find NAWRA on facebook at www.facebook.com/nawra.leeds. Or you can e-mail newlayandwhitecotesra@gmail.com.


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