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Smarten Up Hungerford

Our aim is to involve as many local volunteers, residents, schoolchildren, local businesses and organisations and to encourage them to work together to help ‘Smarten Up Hungerford’.

This project is being led by our Chamber of Commerce and The John O’Gaunt School are also keen to become involved and St Lawrence Church has also offered to help attract more volunteers. There will be opportunities for local firms to sponsor items such as new flower beds.

All efforts are being co-ordinated with Hungerford Town Council, West Berkshire Council and the Town and Manor of Hungerford.

Volunteers Needed

To find out how you can get involved, please join us for a Smarten Up Hungerford meeting on Monday 12th Nov at 7pm in the Croft Field Centre. (But prior to that a large group of volunteers is required from 9am Thurs 8 Nov  at the swing bridge by St Lawrence’s Church in order to help shift and lay 12 tons of gravel to repair the pathway. Please bring wheelbarrows and shovels).

Each volunteer will have the flexibility to plan and execute their own work, removing any debris or litter and leave the job clean and tidy. We just ask that if possible you take before and after photos!
These are the jobs we’ve identified so far: 

Watering plants and dead-heading
Litter picking
Cleaning street furniture
Mowing
Hedge trimming and branch clearance
Weeding beds
Cleaning railings
Flower planting and maintaining
Pathway clearance
Decorating railings and fences

This project has been conceived by John Willmott who is currently taking care of the organisation/administration.

If anyone would like to help with this too, or cannot make the meeting and would like to volunteer, please contact John on smartenuphungerford@gmail.com or 07961 339377

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