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A ‘Day of Action’ by Newark and Sherwood District Council is set to take place in Ollerton


By Rachel Armitage


An extensive range of activities have been lined up for Newark and Sherwood District Council’s latest ‘Day of Action’.

Ollerton is the latest location in which the council will be tackling a range of environmental, safety and welfare issues as part of the council’s on-going Cleaner, Safer, Greener campaign.

The latest day of action, scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, follows five successful days in the last 20 months, including three in Newark and one each in Boughton and Blidworth.

Councillors Lee Brazier and Donna Cumberlidge at the skate park in Ollerton alongside staff from the district council's waste, street cleansing, grounds maintenence and public protection teams. (18854886)
Councillors Lee Brazier and Donna Cumberlidge at the skate park in Ollerton alongside staff from the district council's waste, street cleansing, grounds maintenence and public protection teams. (18854886)

In the five days of action to have taken place since February 2018, nearly 70 tonnes of waste has been collected with each event hailed as a major boost to communities.

Joining the district council team on the day will be partners including Nottinghamshire Police, Ollerton Town Council, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Youth Service and Newark and Sherwood Homes, as well as community volunteers.

Actions taking place include installing new litter bins along the Forest Road high street, removing weeds and rubbish, removing graffiti, coordinating a community litter pick and removing fly-posting from central reservations.

Ollerton ward councillor Donna Cumberlidge said: “I am really looking forward to the Ollerton Day of Action.We saw in March 2018 the positive impact that these days can have when local residents supported the district council and other groups in a big clean-up of Boughton. It was amazing how many people turned up and supported on the day and also how the residents felt afterwards taking great pride in their neighbourhood.

“The Cleaner Safer Greener campaign has done some fantastic work since it was launched and I look forward to Ollerton being an even cleaner, safer and greener place for people to live.”

Fellow Ollerton ward councillor Lee Brazier said: “Days of action allow for communities to really shine, and Ollerton will be no exception. We have a wonderful community who love the area and only want to see it get better as time goes on.

“This Day of Action gives us the opportunity to lay the foundation for the next generation who will be responsible for Ollerton and allows everyone to come together for the betterment of our area.”

Council leader David Lloyd said: “These days of action have been a real success and really highlight the excellent teamwork between the local community, the council and our partners. We are confident that this day can help make a real difference to the look and feel of the town.”

Anyone who is able to offer support or who wants to become involved in the community litter-pick should email customerservices@nsdc.info or telephone 01636 650000.



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