Residents of Pill in Newport teamed up with Gwent Police and other local services to raise awareness of the recently implemented Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).
The PSPO aims to make Pill a better place to live and visit, and gives Police more powers to tackle the issues causing concern to residents.
A community litter pick, organised to raise awareness of the PSPO, saw Charter join forces with Pill residents, Gwent Police, Newport Council, Keep Wales Tidy, Pride in Pill and United Living. The team did a great job, eventually collecting over 2 tonnes of rubbish.
Ruth Davies, Charter Housing Neighbourhood Manager, took part in the litter pick and enjoyed the community spirit demonstrated on the day;
“Joining community members to take part in the litter pick is a great way of showing unity with Pill residents and the wider community.
The action of everyone getting together to work for the community showed the real value of the community spirit that is in Pill, and it was so lovely when everyone who walked passed us said Hello!
We continue to invest in the area, working with tenants to improve the community.”
Charter have over 300 homes in the Pill area and are committed to making Pill a great place to live.
For the full wording of the Pill PSPO visit www.newport.gov.uk
Article added: 15th August 2017