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Lick of paint gives city centre fresh new look

By citizenmike  |  Posted: April 09, 2014

  • Gloucester Probation Trust volunteers, left to right, Ali Mir, James Coupland, Gary Manners and Andrew Thomas

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A LICK of paint here, a litter pick there, city centre volunteers were everywhere.

A 50-strong team of people from businesses, community organisations and people on probation helped out with a city centre clean up operation spearheaded by Gloucester City Council.

Bollards and bike racks were repainted, litter was picked up and graffiti was removed during the operation yesterday.

Reyaz Limalia, from volunteering organisation Fair Shares, was among the helping hands. He said: “We are happy to help. It is about people taking responsibility for keeping their city clean.”

Councillor Pam Tracey (C, Westgate) added: “It is wonderful to see so many people helping out.”

Chewing gum will also be removed in the coming weeks.

A clean-up operation was also held in White City on Tuesday with the help of youngsters.

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  • ChrisRobbo  |  April 10 2014, 9:18AM

    This is excellent news - well done to all involved!