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Banbury residents take part in Big Tidy Up

24 November 2015

Dozens of Banbury residents have come together to give the town a spring clean as part of a local Big Tidy Up event.

Organised by Sanctuary Housing, Cherwell District Council and the Banbury Community Action Group (CAG), Banbury’s Big Tidy Up saw residents taking part in a range of green activities.

Banbury litter pick

Kicking off the day’s events was a litter pick in the area surrounding Banbury railway station. The Easington Brownies, along with volunteers from the Banbury Young Homelessness Project, cleaned up the area collecting rubbish from the streets.

Give and Take event

Grimsbury’s Community Centre also hosted to a Give and Take event run by the Banbury CAG, with 350kg of unwanted items donated and taken away to new homes.

Recycling and waste tips

Finally, Sanctuary Housing and Cherwell District Council staff were out and about in the market square giving out their top green tips to members of the public, while residents could make recycling and waste reduction promises on a pledge tree.

Cherwell District Council’s lead member for clean and green, Cllr Debbie Pickford, said: “Clean-up events like these not only help keep the town looking good, they also create a great feeling of community spirit.

“The council works hard to keep the district clean on a day to day basis, and with our regular targeted cleaning blitzes. I want to thank everyone who took part in the Big Tidy-Up – your efforts are very much appreciated.”

Banbury’s Big Tidy Up was part of The Big Tidy Up, England’s biggest-ever litter pick. The campaign led by Keep Britain Tidy aims to unite the neighbourhood and clean up communities, understanding that small actions can be the start of big changes.