The team at KH Hair Arnold gather to begin their Sunday morning litter pick

Arnold salon team unite to clean up the town

The team at KH Hair in Arnold gave up their Sunday morning at the weekend in a bid to clean up the town’s streets.

The 18-strong clean team was led by salon manager, Helen Stilwell, who says they chose to do it because they care about the Arnold community and how it looks. “We really need to keep our high street clean and tidy, so the town attracts people to come to Arnold.” she explains. “ Recently we’ve had too many shops closing, so we feel that it’s vitally important for us to work together within the community.

“The team was really supportive and all geared up to help. They also brought their children along to get stuck in, which was great. You don’t actually realise just how much litter there is lying around until you start picking it up. There was certainly plenty to keep us all busy. ”

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After the pick, which yielded fifteen sacks of rubbish, the team, which included four of the salon team’s young children, headed to the Cross Keys for a well-earned drink.

“It was great fun,” adds Helen. “With the added bonus of giving us all that much-needed feel good factor by helping to keep our community clean. It was especially good to see that the children who came along with us really enjoyed it too!”

Commenting on social media, Tom Randall MP said: “Thank you KH Hair Arnold for organising this team clean-up and thank you to all those who helped out.” Whilst Councillor Michael Payne, said: “Thank you KH Hair in Arnold and amazing team! Outstanding work to help keep Arnold tidy. You’re all superstars.”

“Absolutely fantastic work.” was the comment by Councillor Henry Wheeler who said he was “Really pleased to have helped KH Hair in Arnold by lending litter pickers and providing a supply of blue bags courtesy of Killisick Litter Pickers.”

“This is just the start.” says Helen. “We are planning more initiatives to help other Arnold businesses and the community in the coming months so watch this space!”

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