Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Community get together to clean up

A local community turned out to tidy up the streets around their homes.

The big clean-up, organised by East North East Homes Leeds and Groundwork Leeds took place around the Seacroft North estate.

Residents tacked the pavements and verges armed with litter pickers and bin bags and were joined by Partnership Development and Community Involvement Officers, Housing Support Officers, Neighbourhood Wardens, Estate Caretakers, Ground Work Leeds and girls from 1st Cross Gates Brownies and 1st Manston Guides.

East North East Homes Leeds is one of the three Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) that manage and maintain council housing in the city on behalf of Leeds City Council.

Angelena Fixter, chair of the East North East Homes Leeds board, said:
“We are committed to helping residents make a difference in their communities and recognise that how an area looks is vital to how people feel about their neighbourhood.
“Getting residents involved in something as simple as a litter pick, can make a big difference in fostering a sense of pride in the community. A number of residents attended the clean up on Thursday and the area looks much better as a result.
“I would like to thank everyone for their efforts and look forward to many more successful events in the future.”

Notes for editors:
East North East Homes Leeds
is one of three Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) which manage and maintain council housing on behalf of Leeds City Council. It is wholly owned by the council, which retains ownership of housing stock and sets rents.
East North East Homes Leeds covers the areas of Boston Spa, Burmantofts, Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Collingham, Gipton, Halton Moor, Harehills, Linton, Meanwood, Moor Allerton, Moortown, Seacroft, and Wetherby.

ENDS

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