Team keeps Devizes clean
6:00pm Sunday 20th October 2013 in Latest News
The congregation of St James Church in Devizes celebrated a year of service to the community last Saturday by rolling up their sleeves and continuing to clean up the town.
For the past year the churchgoers have been going out to pick up litter, wash cars and do odd jobs around the parish, mostly in and around The Avenues.
Churchwarden Noel Woolrych said: “It was an idea I floated about four years ago when Chris Tebbutt was vicar, in response to the suggestion that we ought to do something out in the community as a form of outreach.”
The idea did not take off at the time but it was resurrected by churchgoer Shelly Frost.
Mr Woolrych said: “I then liaised with Wiltshire Council Technical Services to arrange for the disposal of what we collected.
“They provide plastic bags, which they then collect. It caught on within the church and has been going strong ever since. We now have an enthusiastic team. People of all ages join in, including some youngsters.”
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