Mexborough clean-up first project for new neighbourhood group

Date published: 26 March 2019 12:19
Dated: 26 March 2019 12:17:45

A newly formed community group, set up to improve relationships in Mexborough and reduce crime, is preparing to take on its first big project – a community clean-up.

On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April, the community will be encouraged to clear out any rubbish they have in their homes or gardens.

Officers from the Doncaster neighbourhood teams, PCSOs, councillors and council staff will be helping residents out and are encouraging volunteers to get involved.

Chief Inspector Gwynfor Thomas, said: “We are going to have skips located throughout the town, particularly in known litter hotspots identified by the council and we’d encourage residents to make use of them.

“Being part of the community clean-up, and Mexborough Neighbourhood Network, is your chance to really make a difference to where you live.”

Mexborough Neighbourhood Network officially launched in January and is made up of community volunteers, police and council officials.

The group meet every month and the next meeting will be held on Thursday 28 March at 6.30pm at Mexborough Library.

CI Thomas added: “By working together we can really make a positive difference to the area. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend. Come along to learn more about the group and how you can help your local community. 


“You’re not tied to coming to every meeting, you’re welcome to come to whichever you can make – the more the merrier! 

“The community clean-up in April will be the first of many projects as part of the Mexborough Neighbourhood Network and it would be great to see as many people as possible getting behind this.” 

Councillor Sean Gibbons, Chair of Mexborough Neighbourhood Network, said: “After the launch of MNN at end of January, we successfully appointed a new committee at our February meeting and agreed our first project which will be to work together to clean-up our town across local communities with residents, authorities, organisations and businesses all coming together to make a difference and put the 'Unity back into Community.’

“I look forward to seeing everyone again at our next meeting on Thursday 28th March to finalise our clean-up campaign plans.”

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