Medlock Vale Councillors join residents and MP McMahon at Fitton Hill Spring Clean

Date published: 14 June 2021

Medlock Vale Councillors Mohammed Alyas, Sahr Abid and Yasmin Toor joined local residents and Oldham MP Jim McMahon for a litter-picking session in Fitton Hill to mark the Great British Spring Clean campaign running across the borough.

Cllrs’ Alyas, Toor, Abid and Oldham West and Royton MP Mr McMahon were delighted to be joined by so many residents ready to clean up their neighbourhood and take pride in such a close-knit community. 

Speaking after the litter pick, Mr McMahon said “It was amazing to see so many people take such pride in their area and want to contribute to keeping it clean and tidy.

"I am always astounded at how close knit the community is here in Fitton Hill, and it’s brilliant to see our Labour councillors here working with residents.”

Cllr Toor, who has represented Medlock Vale since 2010, was delighted to see such a warm reception for the councillors.

He added: “We have worked hard to foster a sense of community here in Fitton Hill and across the ward, but the turnout here has shown that people care about keeping their area clean and tidy, something which is the council’s priority despite years of cuts from the Conservative Government.

"Councillor Alyas and I were also extremely happy to speak with residents in the area about issues they are facing, as we know not everyone is comfortable raising issues with us over email.” 

Cllr Alyas added: “We hope to do more sessions like this across the ward so that we can reach as many people as possible who want to raise issues with us.”

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