Local MP gets ‘hands on’ in Starbeck

The MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough Andrew Jones got involved in the Love Starbeck day on Saturday.

Andrew helped other volunteers paint a wall and clean up rubbish in the Camwal Road play area.



Andrew, who has helped out for the last 2 years now, donned his Love Starbeck t-shirt and got stuck in.

Andrew Jones MP said:

I really enjoyed the day, and everyone was really helpful and keen to get the jobs done.

The project is a great way to get members of the community together and working as a team to clean up the area.

Thanks must go to the volunteers, the organisers and all the local businesses who donated funds or supplies for the day.

The five year old annual event takes volunteers out into the Starbeck community to do as many jobs as possible for those who cannot do it themselves.

Andrew Jones MP paints the wall at Camwal play area with other volunteers including Christine Stewart from the Starbeck in bloom group
Andrew Jones MP paints the wall at Camwal play area with other volunteers including Christine Stewart from the Starbeck in bloom group

They also do some communal work such as cleaning bus shelters, tidying the children’s play areas, tidying Belmont Field and also litter picking.

Some of the work is carried out in conjunction with Christine Stewart, from the Starbeck in bloom group and Harrogate Advertisers Starbeck reporter.

Although the event is based at St Andrew’s church it is a whole community initiative and is supported by many local businesses.



 


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