Hotel staff go litter picking
Before next weeks opening (3 Feb) of a new 57-bed hotel in Witney, staff at the Premier Inn spent a day working in the community.
Hotel staff approached West Oxfordshire District Council volunteering to carry out community work and the Council organised for them to carry out three litter picks around Witney.
The picks took place on Saturday 25 January covering the Burwell Meadow estate, Ducklington Lane and the Springs area.
Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment said, Its good to see a new company coming into the area wanting to be involved in their community. The offer to help with a community litter pick was one we couldnt turn down as it was an opportunity too good to be missed.
Sam Rowlands, the hotels operations manager said, When we open a Premier Inn anywhere in the country we like to go out and do something for the community. Its our way of saying hello and trying to fit in. Premier Inn has a Better Together programme and this involves doing a huge amount of charitable and community work and taking responsibilities, such as recycling, seriously. Its part of our company ethos.
The District Council can help individuals, communities and business groups volunteering to carry out their own litter picks. Essential equipment such as litter grabbers, bags, gloves and high visibility tabards can be provided and the Council will collect bagged-up litter after the pick.
For information about litter picking visit www.westoxon.gov.uk or call 01993 861020.
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