A rusty strimmer, old car battery, fire extinguisher, countless plastic bottles and over 20 sacks of rubbish were collected in the first ever ‘spring clean day’ on the Oakwood Hill Estate on Saturday 25 April 2015.
Organised by the Oakwood Hill Estate Residents Association (OHERA) the spring cleaners included
- 16 residents
- 3 local councillors
- 1 tenant participation officer
- 2 street cleaners
They all braved the elements to carry out a communal clean-up of the Oakwood Hill Estate in Loughton. Epping Forest District Council’s waste management team provided hi-visibility jackets, gloves, litter pickers, dog waste bags and refuse sacks for the volunteers.
The ‘spring clean’ was a great success and will now be held annually. Well deserved refreshments were served by Oakwood Hill Senior Citizens Club.
Show some loving attention to our estate
“The spring clean was a great way to get together with other residents and helpers to show some loving attention to our estate”, said OHERA Chairman Brenton Wait. “We were able to remove a range of items and build upon the good work of our estate caretaker. Apart from lifting the appearance of our grounds, we had a lot of fun too and were able to spend time getting to know each other better over tea and cake.”
“A big thank you goes out to all who came along to help and support us including our local councillors, our tenant participation officer Richard Jones, the council’s waste management team and Lil from the Senior Citizens Club for her tea making.”