Residents helped to clean up Chigwell at their litter pick event

Residents and care staff from Lambwood Heights Care Home recently donned their protective gloves and joined volunteers from the local Parish Council and councillors from Grange Hill Ward for a litter pick event.

On a cloudy but mild Sunday morning, the residents and team members from Lambwood Heights spent more than an hour with their grabbers picking up litter in the area of Chigwell.

The litter pick event was a great success, and many bags of rubbish were picked up and disposed of thanks to the volunteers, leaving the area looking much cleaner and tidier.

“It was fantastic to be part of this event,” said Sonia Kasese, Manager of Lambwood Heights. “Lambwood Heights is a key part of the local community, and to have the opportunity to help make our neighbourhood cleaner and safer for everyone was something we were keen to get involved with.

“When we asked for volunteers for this event, our residents were only too keen to take part and help give something back to a community most have lived in all their lives. They all take pride in Chigwell and want to help the town look its best.

“At Lambwood Heights we are always looking for ways to help the environment, including ensuring we recycle as much as we can and being as energy efficient as possible, as part of Oakland Care’s commitment to ‘Going Green and to support our Green Mark Accreditation and Carbon Neutral Status.

The volunteers were taken to the meeting point in Lambwood Heights’ new fully accessible minibus, which has been bought to enable residents to get out into the community more often to take part in events such as this and go on trips to local attractions.

 

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