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Woodlands residents to take to the streets for the first community clean-up of the summer

Litter in Woodlands to be targeted in the first of a series of community action clean-ups

Community action is coming to the streets of Woodlands in the West End later this month as the first in a summer series of clean-ups takes place.

The self-help event on Sunday May 22 is being organised by volunteers from Woodlands Community Garden, a project of Woodlands Community Development Trust.

Residents are invited to take to the streets to clear the area of litter between 2 and 4pm.

All are welcome to help wield litter sticks and bin bags. A social gathering follows the afternoon of street tidying.

The event is one of five litter pick-ups being organised in the area to improve the appearance of streets and alleyways.

The award-winning garden on West Princes Street lies at the heart of the Woodlands community.

Action: Woodlands Community Garden on West Princes Street lies at the heart of the community

Manager Tim Cowen said local people and organisations were collaborating with the Council to keep the area clean.

"The council pick up rubbish after our clean-ups but we are also doing more ourselves," he said.

Tea, refreshments and equipment are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone is asked to wear suitable clothing.

Organisers say the event is a great chance to meet neighbours and take pride in the area.

The community garden also runs popular gardening courses and hosts community events.

Last year the garden won the 2015 Evening Times "Best Community Garden" Streets Ahead Award.

For more information visit http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk/

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