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Queensway: Major estate clean-up is deemed a great success

10:00 13 May 2014

Queensway Clean up

Queensway Clean up

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More than 15 skips’ worth of rubbish including mattresses and settees were removed from an Ipswich estate during an annual clean-up operation.

The Noisy Group hold a Clean Up Queensway Campaign in the Nacton area of Ipswich. 
Sam Morley, Jeremy Frost, Ben Jay, Rytis Astromskas, Jonathan Alston, Ashley Burston, Mark CrawleyThe Noisy Group hold a Clean Up Queensway Campaign in the Nacton area of Ipswich. Sam Morley, Jeremy Frost, Ben Jay, Rytis Astromskas, Jonathan Alston, Ashley Burston, Mark Crawley

Organisers behind the project in the Queensway estate, east Ipswich, say there has been a marked difference in the area since the inaugural campaign last year.

Other items and disused goods taken during the event on Saturday, which was boosted by about 60 volunteers, included fridges and microwaves.

The clean-up was organised by the Noisy Group, an organisation made up of Christians from different churches, and backed by Christian organisation Heart for Ipswich.

Steve Jay, a minister at Hope Church in Ipswich and chairman of Heart for Ipswich, said: “It was fantastic this year because we had so many of the residents show up and help.

The Noisy Group hold a Clean Up Queensway Campaign in the Nacton area of Ipswich. The Noisy Group hold a Clean Up Queensway Campaign in the Nacton area of Ipswich.

“This time they (residents) all helped and they said that since last year, the estate is markedly different – it’s cleaner.

“It was a far better community spirit this year because it was all in one place. I think it has really helped the community see that they can get stuck in and do something that is long-lasting.

“They can be involved in it and it was just good fun.”

As well as the organisers, support this year came from Sackers, which provided skips at cost price and Speed Style Auto Centre in Ashbocking, which provided one of the vehicles for the clean-up.

With the success of the last two operations, the organisers of the project are looking to make it an annual event and are keen to see it spread across the town.

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