Wrexham Council community skip days

A community skip day has helped council tenants tidy their local area.

The clean up event, held at Gwenfro, Caia Park in Wrexham, was arranged by Wrexham Council’s Caia Estate Office.

Skips were placed on an accessible part of land and tenants were able to get rid of bulky rubbish and other unwanted items.

Council staff from Streetscene, Caia Estate Office and tenant volunteers were on hand to help dispose of the items, which included everything from televisions to bicycles.

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“A hugely successful day…”

Wrexham Council housing
Dawn McNee (WCBC Housing Officer), Cllr Carrie Harper (Local Councillor for Gwenfro), Angela Hesketh (WCBC Housing Officer), Dorothy Mitchell (council tenant)

Local councillor for Gwenfro, Cllr Carrie Harper, came along to help the team of volunteers.

She said: “It’s been a hugely successful day. Tenants from all around the area have been bringing out all their unwanted items and rubbish.

“We’ve managed to fill three skips so this is great for the local community as it’s allowed us to remove the rubbish from people’s homes and gardens.

“Many thanks to Streetscene, the tenant volunteers and to the caretakers and staff from the Caia, Plas Madoc and Wrexham Central estate offices for organizing the event and for coming to help out.

“It’s been great to see so many tenants taking advantage of this great scheme.”

Upcoming skip days on your estate…

Lead councillor for Housing, Cllr David Griffiths, said: “I’m delighted that this event has been such a success.

“Our estate offices hold skip days like this around the county borough – particularly in the summer months – and they’re always popular.

“They are a great opportunity for tenants to dispose of bulky items without having to travel far from their homes.”

Council tenants can find out more about upcoming skip day events on their estate by following Wrexham Council’s Housing Facebook page.

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