Greener, cleaner Haughton Green thanks to volunteers

VOLUNTEERS braved the rain to help clean up Haughton Green in a new scheme.

The Green and Clean Haughton Green initiative saw people pick up bags and fill them with litter in a bid to tidy up the area, as well as carry out some sustainable planting to help its green credentials.

People worked on overgrown passageways and public areas, new and existing planters and removed litter throughout the village.

Dozens planted bushes and flowers in planters at the bus stop at Manor Road and Haughton Green Road, planted bushes and flowers in the planter tower outside Ray’s Chippy and built a new planter at the village sign on Tommy Todd and planted it with bushes and flowers.

But the work did not stop there in the scheme, which was set up by Denton South councillor George Newton on Saturday, July 6.

People cleared weeds and planted bushes and flowers at the junction of Haughton Green Road and Meadow Lane, cleared dozens of bags full of litter from across the village, cleared the passageway from Sunningdale Road to Haughton Green Playing Fields and cleared the passageway from Dale View to Rivermead Road

Irwell Valley Homes also kindly gave the garden at Kendal Avenue and Mancunian Road some TLC as part of the day.

Everyone who took part was treated to a buffet at the Jolly Hatters pub and as a Denton South Labour spokesman said: “We look forward to the next!”

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