Donation helps tidy up towns in North Yorkshire

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2015

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A community group working to keep the North Yorkshire towns of Malton and Norton tidy has received a donation of equipment from us to help in its quest to clean up the local area.

The Malton and Norton Tidy Group is run entirely by volunteers who meet on a monthly basis to help clear up litter around the region. Our team at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire donated various pieces of equipment, including brushes and shovels, to help them with their mission.

Antony Croser, co-founder of Malton and Norton Tidy Group, comments: “We formed the group a few years back with the intention of cleaning up the environment, and making it a much more attractive place to live.

“Since then, we have achieved so much and have even worked on various community garden projects. We tend to have around 10 volunteers per litter-picking session, and have collected 143 bags of litter so far this year.”

The Malton and Norton Tidy Group is run by local residents for local residents and was formed in 2009. The group is also supported by Streetscene of Ryedale District Council.

Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “The Malton and Norton Tidy Group is based just a short distance from our Broughton Manor development, so it’s great to see the work that the team is doing for the whole community.

“As the group relies entirely on volunteers, we understand how difficult it must be to fund the essentials such as equipment, so we jumped at the chance to help out.”

Antony concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey. We are incredibly grateful for the donation and hope to work with the company again in the not-too-distant future.”

Broughton Manor currently features a range of three and four-bedroom homes.