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High turnout for clean-up

Posted on May 29 2018 at 11:57:10

Litter pickers

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

There was a much better turnout than in previous years for the annual Oakalls litter pick, with ten residents and two dogs joining district councillor Caroline Spencer for the “Great British Spring Clean”.

While it was agreed there was less litter than last year, a particular blackspot was identified along the footpath from Samsara Road on to Penshurst Road.

Litter pickers were also astounded to find a dumped carrier bag full of cereal bowls and an abandoned satellite dish!

A large number of black doggy bags were also discovered thrown into bushes, despite the fact there are plenty of special bins across the estate, emptied on a weekly basis.


SPEED CHECK

Following concerns voiced by several residents over recent months, the local policing team carried out a speed check on May 10.

They were positioned with cameras on the corner of Royal Worcester Crescent and Regents Park Road. The result of this speed check should be available next month.


Kids

FUN ON THE CANAL

Year 4 children from Finstall First School enjoyed an extra-curricular fun day in the sun when they took part in a Bell Boat journey on the canal from Droitwich to Worcester.

The aim was to help the young students build confidence and develop new skills as they learned basic paddling techniques and were fascinated to discover how canal locks work. They also gained an understanding of the history of British canals.

Matthew Mason, deputy head, said: “Children particularly enjoy activities which take them beyond the boundaries of the school.

“We were fortunate to have a warm, sunny day for the trip and everyone benefited from the wonderful experience.”

Emily Tennant, aged nine, said: “I enjoyed learning new skills such as how to hold a paddle.  My favourite bit was going through the locks and watching the water level drop down around us.”

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