Added on: 11th June, 2015 by O1
Following on from the success of last year's event, Orpington 1st once again teamed up with McDonald's to clean up the high street.
Over 40 volunteers braved some rather grim weather to help spruce up the high street.
McDonald’s franchisee Bill Perera said:
“We appreciate the importance of being a good neighbour in the community in which my business operates. Central to this is our commitment to help protect the local environment. One of our hopes in holding these community themed events, is that it will inspire other businesses and local residents to work together to keep our local environment free from litter”.
The event has been organised as part of the national ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign, which aims to encourage local people to get involved in reducing litter in an effort to improve their local environment.
Sharon Baldwin, Executive Director of Orpington 1st, said:
“Orpington 1st was delighted to once again partner McDonald’s in a community clean-up day. It was great to see our director Danny Cole from Cycles UK join Bill, a fellow director, and his staff alongside volunteers from our suppliers Lollipop Events and CD Waste. We also had local Councillor William Huntington-Thresher and our own town centre police team getting involved."
The clean up precedes the summer planting programme, with hanging baskets planters being installed across the high street. Sharon added:
"The town is now set for the installation of our planting programme and we are looking forward to a successful summer. I would also like to thank Bill for his sponsorship of one of our planters, which really help enhance the look and feel of the high street”