The Gateshead Housing Company has helped residents of two South Gateshead housing estates to clean up their neighbourhood.
The ‘community clean-ups’ at Elisabethville and Barley Mow Old saw residents getting rid of mounds of unwanted household and garden waste.
Skips were available on the estates during the day for the use of residents.
Employees from the housing company were on hand to help with the clean-up, with residents also taking the time out to help each other.
Chris Hardy, Estate Officer for the housing company, said: “Our clean-up days were a great success – we removed almost seven tonnes of unwanted items from Elisabethville, and even more than that from Barley Mow Old.
“We were pleased that people of all ages took the time to volunteer to help and make a difference to their homes, gardens, and estates.”
Advice on recycling, policing, local community projects, Gateshead Council services and housing were also on offer to residents taking part.
The clean-up day was funded through the Sustainable Communities Fund, which is a joint venture between the housing company and Gateshead Council and aims to increase pride in neighbourhoods by improving the local environment.
Photo: Estate Officer Chris Hardy on the Barley Mow Old estate with some of the items ‘cleaned up’ by housing company employees and residents.