Volunteer clean-up marks Make a Difference Day

Published on 27 October 2015

TENANTS and residents on a city estate are taking part in a clean-up event to mark ‘Make a Difference Day’.

St Andrew’s Tenants and Residents Association is holding the annual event tomorrow (28 Oct) from 10am, with a litter-pick around the estate and Pocket Park taking place until 12.30pm.

Volunteers will then get a well-deserved free cup of tea and biscuits at St Andrew’s Church parish hall, in Gateway Street.

Local tenants and residents will be joined by city wardens, housing staff, police officers and local councillors, as well as the city council’s environmental crime team.

Anyone who wants to volunteer will be provided with all the necessary equipment and can meet at 10am at the entrance to the pocket park.

Make a Difference Day is a national campaign organised by Community Services Volunteers to encourage people to try out volunteering.

Assistant city mayor Cllr Kirk Master, who has responsibility for neighbourhood services, said: “It’s great that the community in St Andrew’s are getting involved in the UK’s biggest single day of volunteering. By doing so, they’re showing that they care about their neighbourhood and are committed to working with us to improve their local environment.”

Steve Lally from the city council’s environmental crime team added: “Make a Difference Day is a great way for people to get involved in local volunteering and to see the difference their efforts make to the whole community.”