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Neighbourhood group cleans up woods
1:16pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A neighbourhood group cleared litter and shelters from Rowhedge Woods.
Members of the Neighbourhood Action Panel spent the morning searching through the area for evidence drug abusers had been out in the woods.
They dismantled four makeshift shelters made from plastic tarpaulin, one of which even had a three-seater sofa insider.
Councillor Dave Harris, who was part of the group, said: “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 Julie Havis, who is also in the 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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