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Neighbourhood group clear woodland
4:40pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
A neighbourhood group cleared litter and shelters from Rowhedge woods today (Thursday).
Members of the Neighbourhood Action Panel spent the morning searching through the area to find evidence of misuse.
They dismantled four shelters that had been made with plastic tarpaulin, one of which had a three-seater sofa insider.
Councillor Dave Harris, who was part of today’s group, said: “It was great. There was a lot of litter and drink bottles.
“This really showed members of the public that there’s more to us than just meetings.”
The group found a plastic bottle that had the top cut off, which they believe could have been used for drugs.
However they found no other drug paraphernalia.
Councillor Harris said: “That was the only evidence of drugs. It’s less than last time.
“It sends out the message to those that are doing it in our woods that we are about.”
Councillor Julie Havis, who was part of today’s team, added: “We feel that if we keep making our presence known that people will know that this sort of thing isn’t tolerated.”
The group plan to hold another clearing morning later in the year.
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