Newton residents were out in force on Saturday for a community clean-up day organised by local Labour councillors Richard Beacham and Gill Watson.
The event was hosted by Kingsway Chapel, in partnership with Kingsway and Newton Residents Association and other local churches.
Despite the wet weather, over 30 people turned up to do some light gardening duties around Kingsway shops and to pick up litter on Limewood Fields, along the Greenway and in nearby streets. Local councillor Gill Watson said: “Rich and I had our first surgery for residents at the start of the month and a few people came to tell us about litter problems. It’s great that we have all come together today to do something about it.”
Residents were joined by Chester’s MP, Chris Matheson and Leader of the Council, Samantha Dixon. Chris said: “After a week in Westminster, it’s nice to be out in the fresh air - but there is a serious message here too. This is about Labour standing with local people all year round and saying, if there is a problem, we’re prepared to get stuck in and help out.”
Ann Charlton runs the advice centre for residents on Kingsway shops, she said: “I’d just like to say a very big thank you to everyone who helped. We want to do much more of this so come and ask in the advice centre if you want to get involved.”