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Volunteers take on great British spring clean campaign 

 Published on: 29th April 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Meriden Residents Association (MRA) came together for a community tidy-up in the Meriden park over the Easter weekend. 

Members of the community united as one to take part in the Keep Britain Tidy campaign known as Great British Spring Clean. 

The Great British Spring Clean campaign was held from March 22 to April 23 that saw over 563,163 people get involved, with over 170,000 of them being students. 

27 volunteers of all ages took to Meriden park on Saturday, April 13. Equipped only with litter pickers and bin liners, that was loaned to them by Veolia as part of the campaign initiative. 

Veolia provide a range of waste, water and energy management services designed to build the circular economy and preserve scarce raw materials. 

MRA member, Marion Strawhorne, said: “This was our second year we have got involved with this campaign. 

“Last year we had a turnout of 13 so we have nicely doubled for this year and hopefully we’ll reach out to more next time we do it.

“We don’t have many green areas left so the areas we do have left we want to keep them nice and clean.”

After the litter picking, they all joined the Random Café’s event they were holding at the Meriden Community Centre.

Marion said: “The Random Café was very good, I’ve only been a few times and I’ve always been impressed with what they do there, the food was delicious. 

“It was important to us that we joined a community event after the community clean we up.”

The event that saw both adults and children having fun and clearing up was filmed by Watford Community Housing, 

Marion added: “As a member of the MRA, we love doing things with our community and getting residents out and doing something nice together.” 

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