City Clean-up involved over 130 community and business representatives
Thursday 9th May, 2019
Newham businesses took part in a city-wide clean up event recently, joining forces with local organisations to help spruce up Truro.
Organised by Truro BID and Newham BID, City Clean-up involved over 130 community and business representatives volunteering their time by litter-picking and cleaning within the city centre and surrounding community housing areas. Along with Truro BID and Newham BID, Community volunteer, Paul Caruana and Damien Richards, Community Development Officer from Truro City Council, played a vital role in helping the mini army come together to make Truro shine.
Mel Richardson, Newham BID Manager said: "This has been a great example of Truro working together at the Newham and the Port of Truro riverside business district. Businesses and the community have been litter picking alongside each other, volunteering their time to take care of their environment."
Newham Businesses got involved by providing volunteer hours or donating in some way including Kartha Commercial Cleaning, BLS, Biffa, BLS Estates, Vickery Holman and Routenote. Year 9 students from Penair School also volunteered to litter pick.
In total over 100 bags of litter were collected, which included a large variety of items such as old umbrellas, plates, yoga mats, a Zimmer frame, a computer, bottles and tins.
Clean Cornwall helped City Clean Up to happen by lending the litter picking equipment. If you would like to volunteer for the next City Clean planned for spring 2020 please email firstname.lastname@example.org.