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A Clean Sweep Around Dorset

road sweeper

9:02am 31st October 2013

Local housing provider, Magna, no longer needs a new broom to sweep clean, thanks to their new big green cleaning machine.

Magna’s community caretakers will regularly take the road sweeper to estates around Dorset.

The funding came from Magna’s community initiative fund which allocates £120,000 a year to things that will improve the areas where residents live.

Jez Morris, head of housing at Magna, said, “Residents keep telling us that litter is a problem. We’re always trying to improve our services and having this new sweeper will make really light work of keeping the estates clean.”

Ken Bodycombe, community development manager, said, “Anyone can ask for money from the community initiative fund if they think it will help Magna residents.  A group of residents meets once a month and agrees which projects we’ll support.”

Rosemary Robinson, Magna resident and member of the community initiative forum, said, ‘This road sweeper was well worth the expenditure from the fund.  It will make a huge difference to the way Magna residents feel about the area around their homes.’

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