Volunteers got together on Thursday to clear up Lousehill Copse in Reading, thanks to funding from Thames Valley Housing (TVH).
The Conservation Volunteers have been actively restoring green spaces for more than 50 years. Together with local residents they took part in Reading RESCUE, a week long initiative to clean up Reading. They picked up litter from the woodland, and quickly collected hundreds of items of dumped rubbish including plastic bottles, drink cans, footballs, fire extinguishers, Christmas trees, and a pop-up tent.
Oonagh French is Senior Community Project Officer for the Conservation Volunteers. She said: “We are very grateful to TVH for their funding. Lousehill Copse is a local nature reserve consisting of beautiful mature woodland that local residents enjoy, including local schools, so it is very important to keep it clean and safe”.
Barry Malki, Community Investment Manager at TVH, said: “The volunteers put great effort in clearing up Lousehill Copse despite the cold, the rain, and the weight of the fly tipping rubbish they recovered”.
If you would like any more information about Thames Valley Housing, please ring Anastasia Terzoglou on 0203 819 0450 or email: Anastasia_Terzoglou@tvha.co.uk . You can also visit www.tvha.co.uk
Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 15,000 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex, and has over 346 properties under construction. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish. It provides affordable rented homes, HomeBuy, market rent and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation for eight NHS Trusts.