Asha North Staffordshire

‘Binful of Asha as refugees help keep town centre tidy’

30 October 2019

This was the heading of a half page spread in the Leek Post and Times! Cars and an eight-seater taxi delivered Asha staff and users to Trinity Church in Leek to litter pick around the Wednesday market and nearby streets.  This was no ordinary litter pick!  Greeted by the Town Mayor, Cllr Sue Colman, the group received a splendid send-off by the Town Crier resplendent in his uniform and chain of office.  The area was remarkably litter free but nevertheless the litter pickers accompanied by some local people, returned with over 10 full bags. Following refreshments in the church everyone returned to Asha with a sense of a job well done. 

Thank you, Maureen, for all the work you put in to inaugurate Asha’s first Social Inclusion Litter-Pick and thank you Tamba and Misbah for organising the litter picking sticks and for making sure that the practical arrangements went smoothly.  The only important learning lesson was to make sure that at the next litter pick – there will be more – that we know beforehand who will dispose of the rubbish!

Due to the impact of COVID 19, British Red Cross informed us they are unable to provide a service at Asha. They have moved to an online service.
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