Cleaner Cressington

A community day has helped make the Cressington ward cleaner and brighter.

The day – which was combined with an open day at White Oak Lodge sheltered housing scheme – saw three eight tonne skips and a tip truck filled with household rubbish.

And Councillors Lynnie Hinnigan and Bill Jones (pictured above) completed an environmental survey and sought views from residents on the potential use of green spaces. Residents who completed the survey were entered into a raffle to win a planter,

Along with LMH staff they also conducted an estate walkabout including rear of properties at Beechwood Green and Gardens.

White Oak Lodge is a retirement/sheltered housing scheme managed by LMH.

For the open day, refreshments and entertainment were provided to residents and a number of people who are interested in moving in spoke to the managers.

LMH donated five planters and ten trays of summer / autumn plants to the keen gardeners at the scheme.

Councillor Hinnigan said: “The community day not only made the ward cleaner but also gave the residents a chance to say what they want to see in their neighbourhood.”

One resident Julie Abbey of Beechwood Gardens, said: “Community days encourage people to look after the area”

Events for the day were organised by Dave Pye from LMH and the survey on green spaces and refreshments were organised by Jackie Evans from the  council’s localities team.