RAYS call for more residents to adopt their street

RAYS logo

ORGANISERS from Reading Adopt Your Street (RAYS) scheme are hoping to attract more new recruits eager to make their part of Reading shine.

Groups and individuals across Reading have already signed up to the initiative and there is still an opportunity for more to get involved. More than 50 people have already signed up to make their mark.

Interested residents, organisations and community groups are encouraged to come along to Beanpole Day, Caversham Court on 22 April, between 10am and 3pm, to find out more about RAYS and sign up to join in.

Councillor Liz Terry, Reading’s Lead Member for Neighbourhoods, said:

“I am delighted by the response we have had so far for the scheme – it is a brilliant opportunity for residents to come together and look after their local areas.

“I hope to see even more people across Reading sign up to the programme this weekend and over the coming months.”

Reading’s Adopt Your Street programme is an initiative that enables individuals, community groups and other organisations like scout groups and schools, to take on local areas and pieces of land to look after with the support of the Council, who will provide cleaning equipment and high-vis jackets

The scheme is being funded by a £10,000 grant provided by Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative, which awards grants to local projects through money raised through the 5p plastic bag levy.

Anyone interested in participating in the Reading Adopt Your Street programme should call (0118) 937 2551 or email ricky.josey@reading.gov.uk.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

More information about Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative can be found at www.tesco.com/carrier-bags/

Reading Borough Council Press Releases can be found online at http://www.reading.gov.uk/mediareleases/