On the 9th October the NG11 Clean Champions joined with Highways England for another incredible and successful collaborative event, cleaning up the Clifton A453 and beyond with Poppies!
Yet again with the sun on our backs, 45 wonderful NG11 Clean Champions plus 7 fantastic junior litter champions, including a visiting Pikachu (from Pokémon) set out to clear litter from NG11.
Residents from Wilford, Clifton, Clifton Village, Silverdale, Lark Hill Retirement Village, Barton Green and The Grove Community with local CPO Jon Hartley, Cllrs Andrew Rule, Roger Steel, Rebecca Langton and MP Lilian Greenwood, a team from Nottingham Trent University and a team of 28 marvellous eager Highways England volunteers collected, a total of 81 bags of litter from 20 designated routes within NG11 – Awesome!
And how fitting, Highways England have sown poppies along the grass bank between Crusader island and Garrett Grove; a tribute for this part of the A453 – Remembrance Way – named in honour of 453 British service personnel killed in combat in Afghanistan, including Clifton’s own Kieron Hill.
A big thank you to all that took part, including:
All the lovely volunteers
Cllr Andrew Rule and Roger Steel (for the introduction to Highways England)
Rhian Sharpe (Highways England co-ordinator)
Tony Pap (Nottingham Street team) for weeding 7 pedestrian crossings on Clifton Lane – from Lark Hill Retirement Village to Crusader island – now weed-free and smart!
Paul Brown’s Clifton Street Team – for collecting the bags so promptly after the event
Karen Connors – assisting and keeping me on track!
NG11 team leaders: Pat Huxley, Kevin Bowles and Jennifer Abercrombie
Peter Bell (Step Out Stay Out) with son Jack as “Pikachu Pokémon”
Cllr Kevin Clarke for taxiing volunteers
Tesco Express: Muffins for all
McDonalds and Harvester pub: Coffee for all
The Crusader pub: Car-parking
Teamwork at its best – until the next time! Love NG11 – Let’s keep it clean!