Skips are used to help clean up estate

Rothwell Groocock Court, Orbit Housing recycling: Residents Brett & Denise Pugh, using the skips.'16/01/12

Rothwell Groocock Court, Orbit Housing recycling: Residents Brett & Denise Pugh, using the skips.'16/01/12

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A housing association has helped residents get rid of bulky unwanted items for free.

Orbit Heart of England Housing Association provided three skips on Monday for people living in the Groocock Court area of Rothwell.

Mark Jones, community housing officer for Orbit Heart of England Housing Association, said: “We’ve had quite a lot of flytipping in the area and quite a lot of anti-social behaviour over the past two years.

“So we’ve set in motion a clean-up to help get a sense of community back and to make the area more attractive.

“By 9.30am there were three skips for the residents and we invited people to get rid of things they don’t want, to help save a trip to the tip or paying for someone to collect it.

“The day was a complete success, we could not have hoped for it to go better.

“By 12.30pm all three skips were full.”

Mr Jones said the housing association has organised another free skip day for residents on the Ennerdale estate in Corby. This will take place on February 22.