Salix Homes, the multiple award winning social housing provider has been supporting the work to clear nearly 5 tonnes of rubbish from the streets of Salford. The housing association has been working to support community clean-ups on the Whit Lane Estate in Charlestown. There has also been clear up projects held around Duchy Road, with residents working together in these areas in order to clear the neighbourhoods of old furniture, dumped rubbish and other fly-tipped waste.
Helping in this tremendous clean-up effort, more than 20 local children worked to help, getting involved in the clearing of two tonnes of waste from the area. The neighbourhood manager for Duchy, Kersal and Langworthy from Salix Homes, Mick Walsh has said that it is great to see so many children getting involved in the clean-up of their community. The dedication that has been shown by children and adults alike in this clean-up session has showed just how important it is to maintain a clean community environment, and how this action can bring a community closer together. The children that got involved in this project were rewarded for all of their hard work and enthusiasm with some fruit bags that have been donated by McDonalds.
In Charlestown, the residents and staff from Salix Homes worked together in order to clear away two and a half tonnes of rubbish, leaves and other debris from the Whit Lane estate area. It has been great to see how many people came out to tidy up their community, and make it a better place to live. Salix Homes has issued a thanks to everyone who came out to lend a hand at both sites. The valuable time that has been given to help support the community will have environmental benefits as well as keeping community relations strong and create more of a sense of belonging in the residents.