Newham volunteers needed to tidy parks, gardens, and charity shops

Do your bit to spruce up Newham by taking part in a number of planned activities for Make a Difference Day.

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) are promoting the day on Saturday October 27 by holding a number of clean ups and decorative events to get residents involved in sprucing up the borough.

Volunteers will be joined by staff from Barclays bank in Beckton District Park for a two-day makeover on Wednesday October 24 to 26 where they will repaint the pavilion building and tidy the lake area.

On Wednesday October 31, budding artists will share their skills in a workshop at the Asta Community Hub in Silvertown with all the pieces created adorning a wall in a new community garden.

A fun day of children’s activities are planned at Ashburton Wood in Canning Town on Friday November 2 where famnilies are invited to help litter pick the park.

Charity shops are also welcoming volunteers during the period to sort, display, and sell donated items.

Individuals, companies, community groups, and schools can get involved by visiting www.csv.org.uk/difference or calling 0800 284 533.