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Skip it a massive success

August 12, 2019 10:16 AM
By Steve Beasant

SKIP IT: a massive success!

Last year our first 'Skip It' event was held on Grant Thorold Park, with a further event being held at Elliott House just a few months ago - at both events tonnes of household waste were removed.

This popular event returned to Grant Thorold Park on Friday, 26th July and on this occasion almost 30 tonnes of waste was removed.

Skip it a massive success

Kay Rudd said: "This event was a great opportunity to make the East Marsh a better place to live - and we was able to clear up a number of alleyways, as well as removing a huge amount of fly tipping. This was a great event and our local community rose to the challenge and helped to give the East Marsh a massive clean-up. On the day youngsters were seen pulling shopping trolleys, buggies, wheel barrows, wheelie bins and anything else they could find with wheels; taking their household waste to the 'Skip It' - it was truly a remarkable sight."

Steve Beasant said: "I am delighted 'Skip It' returned - it really showed how the community can come together. It is imperative that this event continues because it is now becoming harder for many residents to get rid of their household waste. We need to make it easier for local residents in to get rid of their household waste and end the blight of fly tipping."

Terry Walker added: "Once again the residents of the East Marsh have rallied around and they should be proud on what they have achieved - they removed 30 tonne from our area, and without their help much of this would have been destined for fly tipping."