At the beginning of June, we hosted three clean up days as part of Watford Borough Council’s ‘Watford Spring Clean’ initiative.
We went to Boundary Way, Edward Amey Close and Swannells Walk with our litter pickers and skips at the ready! We were very happy to be joined by so many great volunteers over the three days including 25 Watford Community Housing staff, three Engie staff, two local PCSO’s, three local councillors – Tim Williams, Sarah Nelmes and Richard Wenham, Charlotte from Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Services (HAFLS), Peter Taylor – The Mayor of Watford – with his two children and Nick Graham from Veolia.
Thanks to the amazing work of our Communities and Estates teams and all our volunteers we managed to fill four skips and collect 27 bags of general rubbish and 15 bags of recycling!
Not only was it great to clean up the community but I was also great to interact with everyone again! It was lovely to see neighbours helping each other bring items to the skips and chat to us about how they feel about their estate.
Jean, our Community Engagement Officer, said: “We had a great time not only cleaning up the estates, but engaging with our communities. The Community Team are looking forward to doing more clean up days in the future!”
We would like to thank Engie for donating the skips, Watford Borough Council for supplying the cleaning kits, our Communities team for arranging the events, all our wonderful volunteers including our staff, councillors and the Mayor, and of course, everyone who came over to say hello to us.
Photography: Dean Sherwood