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The Environmental Clean Up in the Village


The Village Clean Up took place on Saturdays the 7th and 14th October 2000.


The idea was that Tendring District Council would provide the collection vehicles from Onyx, their contractor, but that the village itself must organise the collection points within the village, and for those unable to move rubbish themselves, to actually collect from those properties and take it to the collection points arranged.

The Parish magazine carried advance notice of this clean up over the last four months and the September and October issues carried tear off slips for residents to indicate special items such as car batteries, gas bottles and old tyres. It was even possible for old motor cars to be collected, not on the day but two or three weeks either side of the clean up date.

A team of Parish Councillors took on the task of organizing this for the village. Pat Oakley, Sandy Kemp, Stuart Byers and Sidge Kenny did the work with Pat volunteering to be leader in negotiating the details with Tendring. She also gave a radio interview to publicise our 'Clean Up' so many other people in the surrounding area knew what we had going for us.
A number of residents gave a hand on the two days and our local Scout Group played their part too!




The above composite photograph show all the Councillors involved with some of the helpers on the second Saturday. There was universal praise for the Onyx employees who could not have been more helpful or cooperative. In some respects it was an excellent mix of business with pleasure.

The whole event went off very smoothly, notwithstanding the bad weather on the 7th and very many residents expressed their thanks for help given.
It was a pity that more people did not take advantage of the opportunity offered to them to clear out attics and garages, but they will not be able to say later on that they did not know what was on offer from Tendring and the Parish Council together.
Our thanks to Tendring District Council and their Environmental Services Department for making the above facility available.

M.J.T.
25/10/00


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