A clean-up for judges

A clean-up has taken place in a community ahead of a visit by judges.

Saturday, 7th May 2016, 7:40 am
Chair of Cramlington Town Council, Councillor Jean Whisson, with the Cramlington Partnership Team making sure East Hartford looks blooming lovely.

Cramlington Town Council chairman Coun Jean Whisson organised the community clean-up in East Hartford ahead of the Northumbria in Bloom competition.

Coun Whisson, who grew up in East Hartford, organised a litter pick last week along with help from members of the Cramlington Partnership .

East Hartford will be entered for the first time into the small villages category of Northumbria in Bloom.

Coun Pam Flux, who represents the East Hartford area, said: “The East Hartford in Bloom initiative is a good one. I am always keen to support community led initiatives and I will be donating my councillor expenses to this project.”

She added: “I am really pleased that residents are coming together to lead this project, they have my full support. Any action that will help promote East Hartford as a clean and attractive area is good news to me.”

Coun Whisson said: “East Hartford is a lovely village with a strong community spirit and we are hoping to do very well in the competition.”

An East Hartford community group has been set up with residents and Skills 4 U which has recently received a community chest grant from Cramlington Town Council of £500 towards enhancing the village.