It may have been grey and threatening to rain but this didn’t dampen the spirits of 50 community minded souls who braved the weather for the Frome town centre spring clean today.
Mayor of Frome, Sara Butler said: “We were super impressed with the turnout; after a lot of hard work we had a van load of rubbish and weeds and it shows everyone gave the town centre a really good spring clean, as part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. It was lovely to see so many of you take pride in our town, thank you for all your efforts!”
The areas around Boyle Cross, Cheap Street, West Way, Catherine Hill, St John’s steps, Chateau Gontier walk, and outside the library were tackled. Even the bus stops got a good clean!
Rob Holden, Frome Town Council’s Environment Manager said: “By volunteers giving up two hours of their time we have been able to make a really noticeable difference in our town centre – 100 hours is equivalent of almost three weeks of one person’s dedicated time just cleaning the town centre!”
Following litter picking, weeding, scraping and painting, volunteers were treated to very welcome warming drinks provided by Critchill School’s catering van.
Rob continued: “Due to the success of the day we may plan another clean, in the meantime, the Litter Warriors go out for an hour to different sites around the wider town area twice a month and are always keen to welcome new volunteers. And the Frome Hoedown meets on the last Sunday of every month and helps to clean residential areas too.”