Volunteers to clear flood debris

RESIDENTS are being asked to help clean up Holme Brook in Chesterfield this Saturday, which is still full of debris from the summer's floods.

Sunday, 14th October 2007, 3:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th October 2007, 8:55 am

Volunteers from Chesterfield Council's Newbold and Brockwell Community Forum will be concentrating on the area from the footbridge near the roundabout on the east of Loundsley Green Road to Ashgate Road in the Loggins and Chester Street area.

Tools will be provided for the clean-up, which is scheduled to begin at 8.30am and last until about 4pm.

Forum chair Coun Peter Barr, who is leading the clean-up, said: "We've already had a major bonus even before we start work because the Environment Agency and the council's Leisure Services have just removed a large tree and debris which had been swept down the brook in the floods and had become wedged under the bridge near Ashgate Road.

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"We are aiming to improve the environment in and around Holme Brook and remove dumped and littered items.

"The brook was originally cleared last autumn by volunteers from the Forum and, while remaining much clearer since then, will benefit immensely from this second clearance."

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