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Down Your Street – Team Up To Clean Up!

1
Aug

Wednesday 30th July

Saintfield Development Association’s Green Saintfield Committee have been in action again:

Date: Wednesday 30th July 2014

Lisburn Road

5 bags of litter collected


27
Jul

Ragwort Removal

One Saintfield Development Association volunteer in action:

Former Hocks ‘n’ Hooves building ground and Birch Lane area (0.75 acre) – 10 bags ragwort and 1 bag litter removed

Station Road – 5 bags ragwort and 1 bag of litter

Old Grand Jury Road – 1 bag of ragwort

Belfast Road – 1 bag ragwort and 1 bag of litter


27
Jul

Car Park Progress Report

Two SDA volunteers (Team Mackender) in action again:

Cut back the overgrown foliage which was poking out over the pavement at the left of the car park.
Scraped and swept the area at the top where recycling bins used to be.
Scraped and swept pavement on left-hand-side of park.
Scraped and cleared the entry in front of the unoccupied building behind the railings.
Scraped and swept pavement on approach road to car park.

Number of bags generated: 14 in total and a big container full of cuttings from the shrubs.Bags left at the bottom of car park – DDC contacted to arrange their removal.

Also the pavement in front of the Masonic Hall has been cleaned, so now it looks as good as the other side which was done earlier.

The work starts on the car park …

Car Park Progress Report

Car Park Progress Report

… and how it looks after the clean-up.

Car Park Progress Report

The bags of waste are left for Down District Council to collect.

Car Park Progress Report


22
Jul

Road Sweeper At Work In Saintfield

The Down District Council road sweeping lorry arrives in Saintfield and begins to remove the dirt that has been dislodged from the gutters by members of Saintfield Development Association.

Road Sweeper At Work In Saintfield


15
Jul

Update On Friday 11th July

Time 7pm – 8pm

Litter Pick & Weeding – Shrub bed at the junction of Downpatrick Street and New Line.
Volunteers Muriely, Lily and Denis.
5 bags of rubbish.

Time 8pm – 9pm

Litter Picking, Weeding & Sweeping – Footpath and area adjacent to Maxol Garage.
Volunteers Muriel and Lily.
1 bag of rubbish.


15
Jul

Preparations For The Road Sweeping Lorry

Members of Saintfield Development Association have been busy over the holiday period dislodging dirt at the sides of roads around the village in advance of the eagerly anticipated arrival of the Down District Council road sweeping lorry.

Litter Pick Belfast Road – 6 bags
Downpatrick Street (behind shops) – 2 bags
New Line play park – 1 bag
Old Grand Jury Road – 1 bag
Listooder Road – 1 bag
Crossgar Road – 3 bags

Gutters scraped on:
Ballynahinch Road
Listooder Road
Old Grand Jury Road
Crossgar Road
Belfast Road
Windmill Road
Station Road

11 bags of weeds collected on waste ground on Crossgar Road
1 bag of waste gathered at the bus stop on Crossgar Road

Running total of bags of waste collected = 154.5 bags

 

The Ballygowan Road, at its junction with the Belfast Road.

Dislodged road dirt

Entrance to the site of the new Saintfield Community Centre, before cleaning …

Dislodged road dirt

… and after cleaning …

Dislodged road dirt

…  with the bags of dirt awaiting collection by Down District Council.

Dislodged road dirt

Dislodged road dirt

Dislodged road dirt
Dislodging the dirt on Windmill Road in preparation for the road sweeping lorry.

Before and after shots on the Belfast Road, looking towards Belfast …

Dislodged road dirt

Dislodged road dirt

Before and after shots on the Belfast Road, looking towards Saintfield …

Dislodged road dirt

Dislodged road dirt


12
Jul

Friday 11th July

Scraped gutters on New Line, Downpatrick Street and Lisburn Road.

Cleaned weeds and dirt from the flower bed at the end of New Line (8 bags).

Down Your Street bag total to date = 122.5.

(Unfortunately the Down District Council road sweeping lorry didn’t make it to Saintfield today after all.  It was sent elsewhere for more important cleaning duties!)


12
Jul

Down Your Street Update By Other Volunteers

Tuesday 8th July : Health Centre car park. Weeded and swept pavement and gutter by wall bordering the grass area. 4 bags of muck. See before ‘n after photos of this area.

Weds 9th July : Health Centre car park. Removed bramble in corner, cut away shrub in wall. Swept pavement in front of church hall and clinic. 11 bags of muck and 1 cubic metre garden waste bag full of weeds and cuttings.

Thurs 10th July: Health Centre car park area. Weeded flower bed in front of church. Part-weeded the shrubbery at very top of car park by church entrance. Scraped gutters all around top of car park and the approach roads to car park. Also did Ballynahinch Road gutters both sides ready for road sweeping lorry. 2 bags muck. Found bag of dog poo in shrubbery and left it on path with a note. Both were gone by next morning.

Also cleaned signs at car park, the “walk around Saintfield” information sign on Fair Green and the two “walk Saintfield” signs in Main Street and Downpatrick Street.

Fri 11th July: Lisburn Road beyond mini-roundabout: Scraped and swept pavement round corner by flower bed and along Lisburn road to junction with Fair View. Scraped gutters round islands on Lisburn and Ballynahinch Roads.

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE!

Before cleaning …

Health Centre car park

Health Centre car park

and after cleaning …

Health Centre car park

Health Centre car park


11
Jul

Thursday 10th July

Members of Saintfield Development Association scraped the gutters beside the kerbs of:

Comber Street
Comber Road
Belfast Road
Old Grand Jury
Downpatrick Street
Todds Hill
Station Road

in advance of the appearance of Down District Council‘s road sweeping lorry in Saintfield on Friday 11th July.

If you see the lorry in action please take a photograph of it and email it to:

info [at] discoversaintfield [dot] com


8
Jul

Other Recent Down Your Street Litter Picks

Members of Saintfield Development Association have been in action in the Ballynahinch Road area:

Saturday 14/6/14
Time 0900 – 1100am
Litter Pick Fairview, Clinic Car Park, Ballynahinch Road to 30 MPH sign.
2 black bags of rubbish.

Wednesday 18/6/14
Time 0800 – 0930am
Litter Pick Fairview, Clinic car park, Ballynahinch Road
1 black bag of rubbish.

Monday 23/6/14
Time 0730 – 0830am
Litter Pick and sweep of cigarette butts – car park 2nd Saintfield Pres. Church.
1/2 black bag of rubbish.

Wednesday 25/6/14
Time 0730 – 0830am
Litter Pick – Ballynahinch Road to Drumnaconnell Road.
1/2 black bag of rubbish.

Saturday 28/6/14
Time 0800 – 0900am
Litter Pick and sweep of cigarette butts – Clinic Car Park.
1/2 black bag rubbish.

Tuesday 1/7/14
0800 – 0830am
Litter Pick/Butts – Clinic Car Park.
1/2 black bag rubbish

Monday 7/7/14
0800 – 0900am
Litter Pick – Ballynahinch Road
1/2 black bag of rubbish