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Walderslade residents bash the trash

Date: 19/06/2008           Category: Community Safety

People living in Walderslade will be pulling on their gloves and wellies to give the village a spring clean next month. An army of volunteers, including residents, ward councillors, Medway Safer Communities Officers, Probation Services and the Youth Offending Team will be taking part in the mass clean-up on Saturday, 12 July, near Taddington Valley, Tunbury area and Walderslade village. The clean-up takes place from 10am and 3pm. The clean-up campaign, called Bash the Trash, is a joint campaign between Medway Council, Maidstone Borough Council and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and focuses on the bough boundary areas, which parts of Walderslade all fall within. A similar event in March was hailed as a huge success for encouraging the local community to improve its environment. Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Enforcement Cllr Rehman Chishti said: “Walderslade is a beautiful village and residents are understandably keen to maintain its clean streets and green spaces. “Community clean-up days are a great way for members of the community to come together to improve the area they live and work in. I would encourage all residents to join the clean-up.” All the equipment needed for the event, including litter pickers, gloves, tabards and refuse sacks, will be provided by the three councils.