Newbury residents are invited to join in a ‘Community Clean’ on Sunday 14 July 2019 in readiness for Newbury’s Britain in Bloom judging day which is on 17 July.
Volunteers are invited to meet at the Town Hall, Market Place at 10am and finish at McDonalds in Northbrook Street, who are sponsoring the event. If you want to take part, you will be walking in the footsteps of the Britain in Bloom judges to make sure Newbury really impresses on the day. The whole route is around 5km in total.
If you don’t want to walk the whole 5km, you can join the group at 11:30am at the halfway point which will be at Old Hospital Green on Andover Road, the site of the sculpture ‘Binary Conversation’, for the second half of the route.
The route will take in a number of beautiful landmarks in Newbury including St Nicolas Church, Newtown Road Cemetery and St John’s Memorial Gardens. It will also include the very pretty ‘Monkey Marsh Bee Meadow’ by the Monkey Bridge on the towpath.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Martin Colston said, “This is a great opportunity to be part of this Community event and perhaps discover parts of Newbury that you haven’t visited before. I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to McDonalds who are sponsoring the event, providing litter pickers for our volunteers and everyone who comes along on the day to help will receive a voucher for a free meal!”
The Community Clean will begin to tackle rubbish along the route and we hope that as many volunteers as possible will join the Councillors and that the rest of the community gets the message that dropping litter is 'simply not on'.