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Derwent Living combats fly tipping in Lincoln

Created on Monday, March 6th, 2017
by Kathryn Shaw

A street in Lincoln prone to fly-tipping received a much needed spring clean this week thanks to a ‘clean-up day’ organised by housing association Derwent Living.

Derwent Living’s Neighbourhood Services Officer, James Kerry, mucking in to lend a hand.

Derwent Living’s Neighbourhood Services Officer, James Kerry, mucking in to lend a hand.

In a bid to combat fly-tipping in the area, residents living in Ruston Way were given the chance to dispose of unwanted household items safely, in a skip supplied by the affordable housing provider.

A team of four Derwent Living staff were also on hand to help rid residents of their rubbish.

Resident involvement manager, Mitch Allseybrook, said: “Fly tipping is a problem in the area and in 2016 we spent £5,000 on tackling the issue at this scheme alone – that was 85 cubic metres of rubbish.

“People can be put off using bulk waste removal services due to the charges that they face, but dumped rubbish is very unsightly and unsafe.

“Residents were able to use our skip free of charge and we had a really successful day!

“I’m hoping that the event has encouraged people to get rid of unwanted items safely and that fly tipping will decrease as a result.”

7 year-old resident Chloe gets rid of unwanted toys

7 year-old resident Chloe gets rid of unwanted toys

Derwent Living provided the skip and man-power in support of environmental organisation Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ campaign.

Running from 3rd to 5th March the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ aims to encourage 500,000 people to get out there and make sure their neighbourhood is one of which they can be proud. More information is available on www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk

Derwent Living is supporting the campaign in order to benefit the communities it serves and ensure its housing customers living comfortably and happily in their homes. Derwent Living provides more than 200 affordable homes in Lincoln.

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