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'Fantastic turnout' for latest Carmel Community Clean Up

James picking up litter around Bankswood Park in Hadfield.

Padfield borough councillor Ollie Cross once again teamed up with a group of determined residents to help combat litter in Hadfield and Padfield at June's Carmel Community Clean Up. 

A total of 24 residents - 20 adults and four children - popped down to Carmel Church in Hadfield to lend a hand last Saturday morning (5 June). 

Afterwards, everyone was treated to bacon and sausage butties and croissants, courtesy of community champions Gill Cox and Sandy Henderson. There were also lovely goodie packs for the children and refreshments for the adults too. 

Councillor Cross headed out early with his fiancee Gill's son James to tackle the play area and car park in Bankswood Park before being assigned to refreshments duty. 

"As usual, he was a superb litter spotter and a massive help," Cllr Cross said of James. "He also helped Sandy to distribute fliers advertising the Hadfield Jumble Trail on 20 June." 

Some of the rubbish that was collected during the litter pick

Councillor Cross, who is also the deputy mayor of the High Peak, praised everyone who took part. 

"A big shout out to the Parks & Streets Team at High Peak Borough Council for agreeing to pick up the big pile of litter and debris we collected," he said.

"The turnout was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for nicer weather. Folk thoroughly enjoyed helping to make our local community an even more beautiful, cleaner and safer place to live. It really was a fabulous morning and a proper collective effort." 

The next Carmel Community Clean Up will take place on Saturday 3 July. All are welcome and equipment is provided.

Anyone who would like any further information about this project can contact Gill on 07549 307720. 

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