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Brightening up Blythe Bridge

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: December 13, 2013

The team of volunteers who took part in a joint initiative to clean up Blythe Bridge.

The team of volunteers who took part in a joint initiative to clean up Blythe Bridge.

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A TEAM of public-spirited volunteers joined forces earlier this month to clean up overgrown and dirty footpaths in Blythe Bridge.

Over 15 bags of rubbish were collected, roads were swept clean and many of the footpaths through the heart of the main estate were strimmed and overhanging branches were removed during the Neat and Tidy event.

Organised by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, the event brought staff from the street cleansing, horticultural and community services teams together with local PCSOs, Staffordshire County Council's neighbourhood highway team, Your Moorlands, local councillors and community volunteers.

Councillor Gill Burton, cabinet member for communities at the District Council, said: "I'm always happy to get involved in events like this which really demonstrate what we can achieve by working together. I'd like to thank all those who gave their time to improve the surroundings for this particular community."

County Councillor Bill Day added: "We were happy to offer the support of the Neighbourhood Highway Team to help blitz the area with a co-ordinated approach to make a big difference for local people using footpaths for access." If anyone would like to organise a Neat and Tidy event in the Moorlands, please contact Victoria Ellis at the District Council on 01538 395692.

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