Sunday 24th March was the tidy up day in Alnwick with over 80 people turning out to take part in this annual community event.
Representatives came from a wide range of organisations including Alnwick in Bloom, Alnwick Chamber of Trade, Alnwick Civic Society, Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth, Alnwick Cubs & Scouts, Alnwick Garden, Alnwick Town Junior Football Club, Alnwick Choral Society, Alnwick Dolphins, HospiceCare, Loving Alnwick, RAF Boulmer as well as Town Councillors, Officers and members of the public.
The main focus was on key areas in and around the town centre including Alnwick Bus Station, Greenwell Lane / Greenwell Road car parks, Sainsbury’s and Homebase car parks, Swansfield Park, Roxburgh Place Car Park, Taylor Drive, Willowburn Avenue, Upper Dodds Lane and Correction Lane, Stonewell Lane, Market Place and involved litter picking, sweeping, weeding and general tidying.
Mayor Alan Symmonds said “to see so many people taking pride in their town was fantastic to see. All their hard work certainly helps to get the town ready for the visitors who will come to Alnwick this year. It’s clear to see that the town has certainly benefitted from its Spring clean.
The Town Council would like to say a big thank you all those who took part in the tidy up which is a great way to get the town ready for Easter and the season ahead”.
Representatives from RAF Boulmer
Following the clean-up homemade refreshments were served at the Alnwick Youth Hostel.
HospiceCare North Northumberland who cleaned Stonewell Lane as part of the Town Tidy
Representatives of Alnwick Cubs and Scouts collecting litter at Alnwick Bus Station