Four community groups came together for a Halloween litter pick in Knottingley on Wednesday 27 October, collecting an impressive 30 bags of rubbish.
15 adults and 18 children volunteered from The Addy Wild Tots Group, Knottingley Litterbusters, Luxaa Litter Pickers and The Addy Youth Group to clear the streets for the community.
The volunteers also delivered 25 Halloween posters to vulnerable older residents, to help deter trick or treaters and to help them feel less vulnerable over the coming nights, as they wouldn’t have had to answer the door to unknown visitors but simply display the poster.
Halloween crafts and story time activities were arranged for the volunteers, and as a thank you for all their hard work, the children were each rewarded with a treat bag. Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “A massive thank you to each and every one of our volunteers for making the event an absolutely roaring success. Everyone played a massive part and I feel it was an example of partnership working at its very best.”
To encourage people to get involved with activities to improve their communities, we want to support individuals or groups with exciting ideas that can be transformed into community projects, just like this.
We hope that these projects will encourage local people to take pride in where they live, and perhaps transform a community or neighbourhood and make it a better place to live, by doing things like planting more green spaces, improving pathways, painting boundary fencing, and litter picking.
To put forward your project idea or to find out how you can join a project in your local community, please get in touch with our Engagement team by emailing email@example.com.