Love is all around as Deputy Mayor joins ‘I love the environment’ event at Roundshaw
Published by N Dorrington for The Hyde Group in Housing and also in Communities
The Deputy Mayor with staff from Roundshaw Homes, Asda and Wealden Gardening Services lead with their litter picking arms on Mollison Square
Joyce Melican, Deputy Mayor of Sutton and resident of Roundshaw Homes (Roundshaw) braved sleet and cold windy conditions to join staff and local residents to kick start the ‘I Love Roundshaw’ week of community events with a session of litter picking.
The Deputy Mayor said: “I’ve lived on the Roundshaw estate for 25 years and I’ve always been proud of the sense of community and how important it is to all the residents. I’m delighted to be part of these events and am especially thrilled to begin with ‘I Love the Environment’. I’ll be keeping a keen eye on the week’s events, especially the ‘I Love Money’ sessions, which are very relevant at this time when the coming welfare reform changes and the challenges will highlight financial challenges for many families.
“I would like to thank everyone that’s involved with this tremendous initiative which is a testament to partnership working and shows just what can be achieved when we all work together for the good of the community.”
James Barr, Resident Services Manager at Roundshaw said: “It’s great that the Deputy Mayor has been able to join us at the start of this week. We’re aiming to involve as many local residents and community partners as possible and hope to give practical advice and support as well as an opportunity to get together and enjoy the services and facilities the Roundshaw estate has to offer.”
Colin Tanner Regeneration Coordinator at Roundshaw, organised the I Love Roundshaw week of events added: “Our focus is to regenerate the community and develop a sense of place and belonging. This week of events has already inspired and encouraged community minded Roundshaw residents and young people to get involved. We aim to organise more events throughout the year and would urge Roundshaw residents to get in touch and get involved.”
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