On Thursday 8 August, Horsham District Council’s Pulborough Parish Neighbourhood Wardens, Pulborough Brooks Baptist Church, Saxon Weald and the local police joined local residents for a Day of Action in Carpenters Meadow in Pulborough.
The Baptist Church had identified that the area was in need of a little TLC and, as well as looking at new play equipment for the play area there, they wanted to help make a difference in the vicinity.
Rev David Howling approached the Neighbourhood Wardens to see what could be done and a Day of Action was formed.
Around 15 people turned out on the day to help with jobs to include litter picking, hedge trimming, removal of rubbish, weeding, jet washing and painting.
Pulborough’s Neighbourhood Wardens, Carol Boniface and Vanessa Green, commented that there was such a positive reaction from residents during the day that it felt really worthwhile.
The two underpass areas between the houses had become very dirty and full of litter, and two young helpers were happy to jet-wash the area and took great pride in doing so. Saxon Weald then arrived to do some graffiti removal and repaint the areas.
Everyone worked tirelessly throughout the day and it is planned to run more days like this in the future.