Woodland Cleared Up During Pride in Houghton

A few weeks ago I was going on about rubbish being dumped in the copse between Parkside Lower Recreation Ground and the new Sandringham estate. LINK http://alandwinter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/woodland-deteriorating-as-litter-builds.html 

Well, it turns out that the area was cleared up last week during the Pride in Houghton Day. Yey!

A couple of Biffa’s Task Force removed a lot of items of waste from the woodland area, this included the divan bed, a mattress, a chair and some metal items. The area was also litter picked. 

On top of this they followed up on my earlier request, following traveller's unauthorised encampment, for a clean up at the end of Parkside Drive. They arranged for the mechanical sweeper to sweep and clear the cycle path, then the crew went onto remove some items from the hedge at the edge of the path including a bike, a plastic chair and a large amount of polystyrene packaging.

In all, the crews were on site from 7.30am until around 2.30pm. Job well done, I'd say!