Community rallies to clean-up the Gorse Ride estate
August 29, 2008
Litter and overgrown vegetation have been swept aside in a clean-up of a Finchampstead estate.
Street cleaners were sent to blitz the Gorse Ride estate following calls from local people to get rid of dumped items and trim overgrown shrubs and trees.
Residents had told Wokingham Borough Council, Finchampstead Parish Council and Finchampstead Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) some of the alleyways in Gorse Ride had become unkempt and overgrown in recent months.
Councillor Simon Weeks, executive member for environment at the borough council, said: “The community in Gorse Ride was telling us there was rubbish in alleyways, which had become overgrown and were becoming a real eyesore for residents and their visitors, and so we took action to rectify the situation.
“Alleyways that are untidy are just unattractive, they also raise the fear of crime unnecessarily and so I’m pleased this latest clear-up has taken place.”
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