Freshbrook Brownies took advantage of great weather in early July to do a litter sweep around Freshbrook Village Centre.
Not only did the girls collect loads of rubbish, they were rewarded with the Brownies Well Done badge.
Also in July, Toothill Village Centre received a big spruce up with help from pupils from Hazelwood Academy Primary School, residents and Toothill community centre volunteers who were joined by Swindon Council neighbourhood wardens and Police Community Support Officers from the West Swindon Neighbourhood Police Team.
Homebase Distribution in Swindon and colleagues from the North Swindon store donated paint, gardening tools and plants, whilst Asda and the One Stop shop at Toothill Centre contributed refreshments.
Community facilitator Gail Light, who organised the event, said: “It was a blazing day but all the volunteers – some who came from outside the area – worked really hard to make the area look nicer. Weeds were dug up and overgrown branches cut back, benches were painted and the children picked up loads of litter. I really hope residents appreciate the tremendous effort put in.”
Russell Robertson, Homebase operations manager said he hoped that a team of colleagues will return to the centre to plant shrubs close to the community centre.
Pictured, the clean up team expressing their pride in keeping Toothill tidy