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Lothersdale's clean sweep before winter
8:00am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
Lothersdale residents took action to make sure the village was ready for winter.
On Saturday they were out clearing rubble, leaves and litter from gullies as part of a general tidy-up.
Parish clerk Esther Barrows borrowed litter pickers’ high-visibility jackets and refuse sacks from Craven District Council and the primary school provided small high-viz jackets for the younger helpers.
“It was a great success, with 14 people turning up,” said Esther. “Areas of high road and pedestrian use were targeted first and so outside the school and village hall were thoroughly swept. The village noticeboards were also cleaned.
“Over 30 bags of leaves and rubble were collected and volunteers were treated to hot bacon muffins, tea and cake in the village hall as a thank you from the parish council.”
As well as Esther, volunteers included her children Joseph, six, and five-year-old Alice, parish council chairman Stephen Cohen, Coun Catherine Gott, residents Matthew and Emma Oddy and their children, Millie, four, and Maisie, one, and fellow villagers Helen Foyer, Andrew and Karen Walker and Chris and Ed Mitchell.
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