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Two skips filled in morning estate blitz

22 July 2021

On Wednesday 21st July, 19 of us headed to Downley for a three hour estate blitz, covering Cheviot Close, Malvern Close, Cotswold Way, Cumbrian Way, Brecon Way and Mendip Way.

With restrictions easing again, what better way to celebrate than getting out in the community to do an estate blitz! We picked up litter, checked communal areas for repairs and cleanliness and made sure that our grounds were maintained. 

We were joined by contractors, John O’Conner (grounds maintenance), Just Ask (bulk refuse removal), Sasse (litter picking) and Ryemead (window cleaning of sheltered homes), so it was certainly a joint effort! 

Red Kite staff walking down a road in Downley holding bin bags and litter pickers

It was a red-hot day, but with plenty of water on hand, everyone was in good spirits and raring to go. In just three hours, two skips were filled with rubbish. We also cleared a sofa, large BBQ, car tyres, paving slabs and patio chairs. Just Ask filled a whole cage truck with large items!

Although we achieved a lot in three hours, there’s still much more work to be done and sadly the general public will continue to discard litter. We therefore intend to make this a regular activity and get more people on board to make an even bigger difference.

Two Red Kite staff posing for a photo holding litter pickers and bin bags

Well done to everyone who contributed – a great team effort!


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Red Kite Community Housing is the trading name of Red Kite Community Housing Limited, a charitable registered society which operates for the benefit of the community under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered in England with the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 31322R) and the Regulator of Social Housing (registration number 4682). VAT number 290 7410 06.