Helm helping to keep Longlands Court clean

13 May 2014

Staff from Helm Housing teamed up with local residents to leave Longlands Court in Newtownabbey spic and span recently, as part of Keep Northern Ireland Beautifulâ??s BIG Spring Clean. The BIG Spring Clean is Northern Irelandâ??s largest volunteering campaign aimed at cleaning up local areas and improving our environment.


Nine members of Helmâ??s staff got together with the local people and contractors to brighten up Longlands Court and improve the appearance of the public areas. The clean up included the removal of graffiti, clearing weeds, washing pathways, clearing rubbish that had gathered in alleyways and the provision of shrubs and hanging baskets for green-fingered residents to grow flowers.


Paul Reynolds, Anne Marie Lavery, Fiona McFadden and Alison McBride (Helm Housing) with Ruth Van Ry from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful


Housing Manager, Alison McBride, said: â??Helm Housing knows the importance of the appearance of the area around peoplesâ?? homes. Everyone wants their local area to be clean, tidy and welcoming, and the BIG Spring Clean is an opportunity to help local people improve their own areas. Clearing away unsightly rubbish and weeds is a positive step in helping to create a better community spirit."


Helm Housing's Neighbourhood Manager, Alison McBride, and Ruth Van Ry from Keep NI Beautiful help out at the BIG Spring Clean at Longlands Court


She concluded: â??Helm is always happy to help improve local communities in whatever way it can, and working with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful has been a valuable experience for all of us involved in taking an extra little step, that gives an even greater outcome.â?


Local residents get into the spirit of the BIG Spring Clean at Longlands Court


For more information on the BIG Spring Clean 2014 visit: www.bigspringcleanni.org or contact Nicola Murray at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful on 028 9073 6920 or email nicola.murray@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org


Helm Housing staff John McGuinness and Elaine Trainor help at Longlands Court BIG Spring Clean


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