Following from our successful poster competition, the DVRA in conjunction with the Greenbelt Group and Hallside Primary School launched their clean-up campaign by unveiling the winning designs and putting up the posters throughout the area whilst completing a litter pick on Saturday 26th April.
The first poster was proudly put up by Kieran Cahill, one of the winners of the competition, before the team from the Drumsagard Village Residents Association accompanied by the pupils of Hallside Primary School, members of the BB Flemington-Hallside Church, MP Tom Greatrex and Councillor Walter Brogan set off in their challenge picking up rubbish along the footpaths, landscaped areas and the MUGA (Multi Use Games Arena). By the time they were finished they had collected 20 full bags of litter.
The DVRA supplied free refreshments, chocolate and sweets for all of the volunteers. To add a little bit of fun prizes were given out to all of the children for getting involved and for the funniest things found such as old tyres and a broken door. Fortunately the weather stayed dry and everyone had a great time. The children enjoyed it so much they there are eager to be involved in the next event.
The DVRA intend to make the litter pick a regular event and get more volunteers involved. All the information is available on the website http://www.drumsagardvillage.co.uk/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrumsagardVillage