Residents team up to clean up their estate
PUBLISHED: 17:30 01 July 2011
A CLEAN-UP campaign is being launched by residents living on one Weston estate to rid the area of litter and graffiti.
The Oldmixon Residents’ Association and NSHousing are running the pilot project, called Street Pride, in response to a build-up of mess around some parts of the estate.
The partnership, launched at a community meeting last week, will work with other agencies to pick up rubbish and remove graffiti across the neighbourhood.
It comes after a spate of four fires within a week on the Oldmixon at the start of June.
Firefighters were called to two fires in Aller Parade, a fire at Bruton House in Monkton Avenue and a garage fire in Brompton Road in the period from May 31 to June 6.
Jo Harper, spokesman for NSHousing, said: “Many people on the estate came to the meeting in response to the fires and general untidiness in some areas.
“It was agreed a pilot project be launched to clean up litter and graffiti in a bid to improve the area.”
The next meeting of the Oldmixon Residents’ Association will take place at the Walnut Tree pub in Winterstoke Road at 10am on July 20.