Community cleans up neighbourhood
RESIDENTS have been cleaning up the neighbourhood and marking National Recycling Week in Torbay.
Torre and Upton Community Partnership organised a 'big clean-up' to coincide with the national initiative run by Keep Britain Tidy.
With the help of volunteers, Torbay Council, TOR2 and Community Payback, they collected unwanted household items from selected streets in the Upton area.
The day saw the team fill a large cage with electrical items and white goods.
Treasurer of the partnership Chris Thomas said: "A 40-yard container was filled to capacity with furniture, bicycles, mattresses and even a piano.
"The event helped declutter 30 Upton households and the parish church. Some areas blighted with rubbish were cleared, so a very satisfactory day due to teamwork by Community Payback (led by Supervisor Barry Pitt), staff from TOR2 and members of Torre and Upton Community Partnership, which funded and organised the event."
He also thanked Sue Smith who opened up the Coach Station Community Cafe to provide refreshments for everybody involved.
The community partnership are considering if and how to run further clean-ups in the Torre and Upton area.