Monday, 5 November 2012


Thanet received an international clean-up last week as 15 Danish students helped to add Scandinavian sparkle to local streets.

Taking place on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October, public and private areas of Birchington, Broadstairs, Margate and Westgate all benefited from the work, which included weed-digging, footpath clearing and walkway brushing. Benches and steps also received a jet-clean from the enthusiastic students who were working alongside Thanet District Council as part of a volunteer organisation project called Pipeline.

Pipeline representatives work with young people alongside local authorities in serving the wider community through clearing projects. Volunteers also improve park spaces and make a contribution to keeping the environment safe and clean.

Teams comprise volunteers, wanting to play their part in investing in the community of Thanet on a practical level.

Thanet District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services, Cllr Alan Poole, said: “This was a brilliant opportunity to enhance the good work already undertaken by the council.  Keeping the streets clean is a top priority for local people and this exercise allowed us to carry out additional targeted clean-ups of both public and private areas. The volunteers did an amazing job and I’m thrilled with the results.”

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