Volunteers praised for cleaning up South Tyneside parks

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse, visits West Boldon Lodge, where volunteers have been a part of a wider South Tyneside park clean up.
The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse, visits West Boldon Lodge, where volunteers have been a part of a wider South Tyneside park clean up.

Volunteers have been helping to spruce up parks across South Tyneside as part of a clean-up campaign.

Throughout November, people, led by South Tyneside Council for the Voluntary Sector (CVS), have been visiting green spaces to litter pick and tidy the areas

I was delighted to have been invited along to the CVS wildlife event

Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse

The project was supported by South Tyneside Homes and Groundworks South Tyneside.

Areas cleaned up included Cleadon Park, the wildlife conservation area in Boldon, Chuter Ede’s Community Garden, West Park, Marsden Quarry, the mineral line and the conservation area at Monkton.

Volunteers at the West Boldon site were visited by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse.

He said: “I would encourage residents to get involved in this great campaign which sees volunteers coming together to help clean up parks and other local green spaces to help make South Tyneside a better place to live.”

For details on South Tyneside CVS, call 0191 456 9551 or via iancarr@stcvs.org.uk.