Brighton residents can clean up their neighbourhoods

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Brighton residents can grab a plastic bag and pitch in to clean up the community.

​The municipality announces a touchless community clean-up the week of April 26-30. People are invited to pick up litter within their own neighbourhoods but are being asked not to gather with others who don’t live in their household.

​Once a bag is filled, participants can call Brighton’s public works department at 613-475-1162, extension 1111, and report where the full bag of trash has been placed. Municipal employees will collect the bags during the week of April 26-30.

​“There has been a lot of chatter and there’s been a lot of people who have already stepped up,” said Brighton Councillor Emily Rowley during a recent council meeting.

​“Kudos to the citizens of Brighton who want to see our streets and roadsides cleaned up.” Rowley also thanked municipal staff for pitching in with the promotion of the clean-up and the upcoming roadside collection.

​Many Brightonians remember the late Alice Richardson. She used to walk up and down Cedar Street several times a day, using a walker while picking up plastic, cans and paper.

​Richardson, who died in February 2020, was chosen for a Citizen of the Year Award in 2002 and a bench was installed last year in her memory and to honour her contributions to the community.

Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Northumberland News