Keeping Canterbury clean

Councillor Terry Westgate joined forces with Kent Union student volunteers and local residents to litter pick around the city. A group of eight Kent Union volunteer, six members of the community, including Councillor Terry Westgate battled the elements in a bid to tidy up the residential area at the bottom of Eliot footpath.

The volunteering project, organised by the Students’ Union at the University, was a great success with a grand total of 16 bags of rubbish collected! Tom Abbott Kent Union Volunteer Projects Coordinator: “The group has made a real and visible difference to the appearance of the area. Our volunteers are a real asset to the community and we really appreciate all the hard work they put in to keep the community clean, for all residents.”

Kent Union Volunteer Ryan Bates said: ‘It’s good to do something positive for the community, and it makes a nice break from working on a dissertation all day.” Kent Union Volunteer Leon Williams added: “It makes a nice break from working on a dissertation all day!’

More photographs of the volunteers at work can be seen on the Kent Union website.