Volunteers Team Up in Blacon

Volunteers of Blacon With support from Chester Voluntary Action, volunteers and staff from Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) and Sustainable Blacon have joined forces for some summer cleaning at Blacon Greenway and Old Station. John Buchanan, Mandy Dawson, Patrick Hemmingway and Malcolm Stanton joined Stephen Perry, Shaun Dutton and Gerald Watts from Sustainable Blacon on a fruitful day tidying up the area.  

Gerald Watts and Dave Oxley who live locally and keep an eye on the area and collect litter there every day were really pleased to welcome the CATH team.  Gerald said: “It’s a fantastic place and so many people stop to admire it.  Dave and I enjoy doing our bit for Blacon.  It’s wonderful to have the extra help from CATH and we’ve really enjoyed meeting the team.  Hope it’s not too long before we see them again!”

John Buchanan from CATH said: “We’ve really enjoyed the day and the chance to be out and about in the fresh air making a difference and meeting local people.  It’s a great place!”

Stephen Perry from Sustainable Blacon said: “We really welcome groups and individuals from all corners to help out here.  The special atmosphere of the Old Station brings people together and families in particular like the animal sculptures on the Greenway.”

Locals and passers-by stopped to admire the site and their handiwork.  For more details on getting involved, ring Sustainable Blacon on 01244 380150.

(July 2011)

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