Tilbury schoolchildren clean up park

Tilbury schoolchildren clean up park

Tilbury schoolchildren clean up park

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YOUNGSTERS from a Tilbury school cleaned up their community.

Students from The Gateway Academy went litterpicking at the Daisy Field in Tilbury.

As part of the school’s Community Action Day, this was the third year running the academy has worked with the council to tackle litter hotspots in the town.

The group collected 15 bags of rubbish during the clean up around the field. Thurrock Council handed out black binbags and litterpickers to the willing volunteers.

Jill Bacon, from the Gateway Academy, said: “Our students and staff are proud of our area and we were delighted to work again with Thurrock Council.

“Respect for our environment is key to keeping the area clean and tidy and taking part in this campaign is a useful lesson in how we can all play our part in the community.”

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5:09pm Tue 18 Jun 13

TRANQUILDAY says...

Let us not forget, people of Thurrock, that we pay Thurrock Council a lot of money to litter pick these areas. The reason why it is so messy is two fold...1). the people currently employed to do it , don't do it, keep an eye out for Thurrock Council employees sitting in vans doing nothing...REPORT THEM...and 2). Those that were employed to do it, were laid off back in March.
I have had this problem with Blackshots park but I complained to our local councillor who got it sorted.
Let us not forget, people of Thurrock, that we pay Thurrock Council a lot of money to litter pick these areas. The reason why it is so messy is two fold...1). the people currently employed to do it , don't do it, keep an eye out for Thurrock Council employees sitting in vans doing nothing...REPORT THEM...and 2). Those that were employed to do it, were laid off back in March. I have had this problem with Blackshots park but I complained to our local councillor who got it sorted. TRANQUILDAY
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10:25am Wed 19 Jun 13

OckendonPaul says...

Let's not forget reason no.3 - braindead ****/chavs to lazy to put their sweet wrappers and fizzy drinks cans in the bin. #personalresponsibil
ity (as they say nowadays)
Let's not forget reason no.3 - braindead ****/chavs to lazy to put their sweet wrappers and fizzy drinks cans in the bin. #personalresponsibil ity (as they say nowadays) OckendonPaul
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11:12am Wed 19 Jun 13

Thurrockbob says...

OckendonPaul wrote:
Let's not forget reason no.3 - braindead ****/chavs to lazy to put their sweet wrappers and fizzy drinks cans in the bin. #personalresponsibil

ity (as they say nowadays)
Well said, and probably the best reason. :o)
[quote][p][bold]OckendonPaul[/bold] wrote: Let's not forget reason no.3 - braindead ****/chavs to lazy to put their sweet wrappers and fizzy drinks cans in the bin. #personalresponsibil ity (as they say nowadays)[/p][/quote]Well said, and probably the best reason. :o) Thurrockbob
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6:12am Fri 21 Jun 13

Dave_ says...

The irony is they were/could have been clearing their own rubbish.

But it does seem to me that Thurrock Council are getting cheap labour for a day, when these kids should have been in school doing lessons.

This does smack of the double-standards displayed by schools. If I as a parent had said to my kid's school, I wanted to take them out of school for a day to volunteer doing whatever, the school would have said no. Yet it seems the school here are effectively taking pupils out of school for a day. Yes I can see the community aspect of this, but as ever schools / education want it all ways up.
The irony is they were/could have been clearing their own rubbish. But it does seem to me that Thurrock Council are getting cheap labour for a day, when these kids should have been in school doing lessons. This does smack of the double-standards displayed by schools. If I as a parent had said to my kid's school, I wanted to take them out of school for a day to volunteer doing whatever, the school would have said no. Yet it seems the school here are effectively taking pupils out of school for a day. Yes I can see the community aspect of this, but as ever schools / education want it all ways up. Dave_
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