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Truro and Newham Businesses Spruce Up the City’s Streets

Businesses and organisations from Truro and Newham, along with local residents, came together last week to help spruce up the city’s streets as part of a two-day clean up.

The seventh Truro City Clean Up event, organised by Truro BID in association with Newham BID, took place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March.

Truro BID and Newham BID, along with several businesses, organisations, community groups and local volunteer community leader, Paul Caruana, all worked together to clean, tidy and litter pick.

On Friday City Clean Up started with a litter pick along Tregolls Road, followed by cable tie cutting, sticker removal and sign washing in the city centre. There were also two litter picks in the afternoon at Malpas and in Newham.

Some of the Truro businesses and organisations involved included Savills, Hall for Cornwall, Stephens Scown, The Alverton and Truro in Bloom, Truro Lions and Truro Rotary Evolution.  Businesses and organisations from Newham that took part included Biffa, St. Petrocs, iSight Cornwall, Liberal Democrats and Cornish Mutual.

Truro BID Manager, Alun Jones said: “We are delighted that some of Truro’s businesses and organisations gave up their time and volunteered. Thanks to everyone involved in sprucing up the city!”

Damien Richards, Community Development Officer at Truro City Council, helped getting local community groups on board for the clean-up.

On Saturday, the Friends of Newbridge Park and the Friends of Daubuz Moor focused on litter removal in the local green spaces.

In Newham, another litter pick took place thanks to volunteers from the City of Truro Sea and Royal Marine Cadets. In the city centre, a team of volunteers focused on further sign washing and sticker removal, which included Kartha Commercial Cleaning.

Mel Richardson, BID Manager for Newham, said: "It was great to be able to work with Truro BID for another successful litter pick event. We're very grateful to all the business volunteers and Sea Cadets who have made Newham look and feel tidier and who have taken pride in their local area."

Damien Richards form Truro City Council said: “Community litter picks are more than keeping an area clean, it is a way to bring the community together. We often have people take part that have never met before with a broad age range from the very young to the much older. It’s great to work with partners on this project once again.”

Local volunteer community leader Paul Caruana added: “Together we can make a difference as shown by two days of doing City Clean Up!”

A total of 82 bags of rubbish were collected during the two-day City Clean Up event.

Truro BID, which also helps to improve the city’s environment by funding and installing the city centre’s bunting and part funding the floral hanging baskets each summer with Truro City Council, is planning another City Clean Up for next spring 2025.

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