Blitz team collect eight tonnes of rubbish during spring clean of streets

  • Team collects eight tonnes of rubbish during rubbish blitz
  • Tidy up operation targeted two roads in Queens Park, Bedford
  • Ian Williams Ltd and bpha workers were involved in the spring clean

A cleaning blitz means two Queens Park streets are now looking spick and span.

Workers from property firm Ian Williams Ltd and affordable housing provider bpha carried out the tidy up.

Tenants with bulky rubbish to dispose of were able to hand it over to the clean-up team, who safely disposed of eight tonnes of waste at the end of the day.

Ian Williams has worked with bpha for the last four years, carrying out maintenance, repairs and renovations.

Business manager at Ian Williams, Jonathan Dixon, said: “We were pleased to support bpha with this initiative, which aims to maintain safe and thriving communities in Bedford.

“The sun was shining on the day and it was a pleasure for our team to work with bpha’s to help residents carry out a spring clean.”

The blitz was supported by Bedford Borough Council, Probation Pay Back and people living in the area.

Bpha community development officer Kim Burrows said: Events such as these are great for bringing people of different generations and cultures together to transform public spaces. Community clean-up events are often just the start to inspiring people to make real and lasting changes in their neighbourhoods.”