Villagers spring into action to tidy up Westbourne

Westbourne villagers doing a spring clean
Westbourne villagers doing a spring clean

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VOLUNTEERS equipped with hi-vis vests, gloves, bags and litter pickers gave a village a spring clean.

The Westbourne residents collected 28 large bags of rubbish that had been littering the streets and hedgerows.

The annual spring clean day is run by Westbourne Parish Council and has been held for the past three years.

Cllr Richard Hitchcock, chairman of Westbourne Parish Council, said: ‘I would like to thank everyone who gave up a couple of hours of their Sunday to come and help us clean up the village.

‘Our spring clean day is a great opportunity to meet other people, and to contribute towards making the village a place we are even prouder to live in.

‘Sitting round and enjoying well-earned refreshments at the end of the afternoon represented an excellent opportunity for villagers to discuss various issues of concern, and to reflect on what else they might have done if people would only learn to dispose of their litter more appropriately.’

Cllr Hitchcock said the spring clean was the most successful they had had.

The volunteers were Roy Briscoe, Ian Richardson, David Lee, Lynda and Graham Mortimer, Clare Kennett, Helen and Jim Barlow, Anne and David Newsom, Christine Adsett, Debra Humphries, Marjorie Kipling, Richard Hitchcock, Michael, Richard, Nessa and Ava Mackie, Rona Musker, Valerie Baker and Elizabeth Blower.