A TEAM of volunteers from Thames Water joined members of the council’s Neighbourhood team for a community clean-up in Caversham.
The teams joined forces to sweep, clean, cut back and generally improve the appearance of footpaths along Lower Henley Road and alleyways in the surrounding area on Thursday 21st July.
The council is looking to hold eight community events during this third year of Love Clean Reading in which streets, alleyways and towpaths across the borough receive a makeover.
More than 10 tonnes of litter and vegetation was collected during the Love Clean Reading 2 programme which took place between November 2015 and April 2016.
A total of 46 bags of rubbish and green waste were collected from the Lower Henley Road area on Thursday.
Councillor Liz Terry, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Neighbourhoods, said: “The council’s Neighbourhood and Streetcare teams work hard to keep the borough clean but sometimes an extra effort is needed to reach areas a little off the beaten track.
“I’d like to thank Thames Water staff and residents for helping give these alleyways in Caversham a really good spruce up. I’m sure people who use them will really notice the difference.
“I hope we can hold many more similar community clean-ups over the coming months.”
Paul Kerr, Chief Financial Officer, Wholesale Wastewater, at Thames Water, said: “It was great to see so many of our Thames Finance employees out helping Reading Council today as part of their clean-up programme.
“Giving back to our communities is, and always will be, very important to Thames Water and our employees, so it was a privilege to be able to make a difference locally today at Lower Henley Road.”