Stanmore gets a spring clean

Residents of Stanmore have teamed up with local organisations to give the area a ‘spring clean’. Officers from Winchester City Council, the Police, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, A2 Dominion Housing, and SERCO all lent a helping hand during the week-long operation.

The event was organised with the support of North Stanmore Residents Association and in response to feedback from residents who wanted to clean up their local area.

The City Council’s
Neighbourhood Wardens led the event and, as part of the clean up, offered a free bulky-goods removal service to help less-able residents to dispose of large items. Disposed items were taken along to Bar End Recycling Centre and Emmaus, a local charity that helps to rebuild the lives of homeless people.

Hannah King, one of the City Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens said: "We were overwhelmed by the uptake of the bulky-goods service and were so pleased that we could help so many people out. In total we were able to assist more than 30 residents, many of whom were elderly.”

As part of the event, a community litter-pick took place with many local children participating along with the staff from local agencies. It also gave the children an opportunity to speak to their local Wardens, Police and Fire Service in a friendly, fun and safe environment.

Other activities included jet washing and repair of paving around blocks of flats, an additional sweeping of the surrounding roads, and the removal of graffiti.

If you live in the Winchester District and feel that your community would benefit from a similar project, contact
Hannah King, Neighbourhood Warden for Winchester City Council, on 0800 389 6274.