High Wycombe woodland cleared

PUBLISHED: 14:18 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:30 20 February 2013

Students and community groups link for clean-up day

Students from Buckinghamshire New University joined community groups and Wycombe District Council to put their backs in to volunteering to clear up woodland at Castlefield Wood in High Wycombe, clearing everything from broken car parts to beds and carpet.
The project involved about 20 students from the University in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, and was arranged with international carrier and collection services provider IX Reach Ltd, of Bellfield Road, High Wycombe, and Wycombe District Councils Woodland Service.
It involved clearing part of the woods and also the roadside in nearby Spearing Road, High Wycombe.
Amy Gordon, Vice President Student Involvement at Bucks Students' Union, said the work even involved carrying a broken bath from the roadside.
She said: "The litter pick was a great day for our students to go out into the local community and give something back, whilst at the same time having a little competition between themselves to see who could clear the most debris!
The students worked so hard throughout the day, clearing broken car parts, beds, carpet and even carrying broken baths from the roadside."
Elaine Dixon, Public Relations Executive at IX Reach and a Bucks New University graduate, said the day had been 'a tremendous success'.
She added:"It was great to see the students of Bucks New University volunteering their time and getting involved with improving the community. It's wonderful to see people take such pride in their town. The day would not have been such a success for IX Reach had the students not helped out."
Cllr Katrina Wood, Cabinet Member for Community at Wycombe District Council, said it was great to knowthat people of all ages appreciate and enjoy Castlefield Wood and are prepared to help keep it clean and tidy.
She added: On behalf of the Woodland Service, Id like to thank all of the volunteers. Its commendable that so many people gave up their free time for the litter pick. Their dedication and community spirit is appreciated by everyone. This is a real example of how communities can work together with the council and make a positive difference to our environment.

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