By Rob Gooding, Community Organiser
I am currently supporting Nina a local resident who is wanting to hold a Springwell litter pick event on the 28th October. Due to RotherFeds continuous support Nina has developed a trusting relationship with RotherFed.
Nina first approached us at the end of September with the idea of a community clean-up project, this was due to the litter bins in the Springwell area not being emptied leading them to be full and overflowing and consequently having further impact on the amount of litter being dropped around the area.
During a TARA residents meeting it was raised by many of the residents the area was a ‘litter tip’. She approached the Springwell TARA and Nina raised the need for the activity on 9th October. She has asked them for help through promotion and supporting the event to the local people by posting it on the TARA Facebook page, to try and engage more residents support and involvement. She came into RotherFed on the 14th October for I.T. support to create a poster for the event. She is arranging a leaflet drop to residents in this area later this week for the litter pick that has been arranged for 28th October.
We aim to get support from Wayne Munro- Smith from ‘Love where you live’ as well as a few residents that have already shown an interest in getting involved with the project.