A Labour councillor spent much of her birthday at the weekend working with colleagues to help with a big clean-up of Kingswood town centre. Councillor April Begley, who is one of the councillors for Kings Chase ward, was part of a team of local politicians taking part in the ‘Big Spring Clean’ campaign. This year the councillors were joined by 8 young police cadet volunteers who provided invaluable assistance.
The group filled at least 9 sacks of rubbish on the High Street alone, before some moved on to Southey Park to collect more, but not before April had been presented with a birthday bouquet of flowers by Labour Group Leader Pat Rooney.
Councillor Pat Rooney said:
“The Big Spring Clean has become an annual fixture in the diary, and as the local Labour councillors for the central Kingswood area we think it is important to get stuck in. It was particularly good of April to give up her birthday to be with us, and this shows her dedication to serving our community. I was pleased to be able to present her with some flowers, and to enjoy a piece of birthday cake.
I thank the young members of the police cadets for their participation this year, and also the neighbourhood beat manager Nick Smart for arranging their involvement.”