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Harold Hill residents gather in sub-zero temperatures to clean up rubbish surrounding The Pompadours pub

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 March 2018

Harold Hill residents of all ages answered a call to help clear up the area around the Pompadours Pub in Edenhall Road. Photo: Chris Cooper.

Harold Hill residents of all ages answered a call to help clear up the area around the Pompadours Pub in Edenhall Road. Photo: Chris Cooper.

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Residents of all ages braved snow and freezing temperatures to clear up rubbish surrounding a pub in their community.

Pictures before and after residents gathered to do a litter pick of the Pompadours pub area.Pictures before and after residents gathered to do a litter pick of the Pompadours pub area.

A group of enthusiastic volunteers from Harold Hill, ranging from ages 15 - 75, gathered in sub-zero temperatures to clean up the area around The Pompadours pub in Edenhall Road, on Sunday, March 18.

Chris Cooper, 35, from Harold Hill, said residents answered a call for help from the Harold Hill Community Page to do a litter pick of the area.

He told the Recorder: “For some time now, the Pompadours Pub has stood derelict and in disrepair since being sold to a developer.

“In this time, it has looked like an eyesore with the rubbish that has accumulated.

With the help of Havering Counil's waste department, residents came together to clean up the Pompadours Pub. Photo: Chris Cooper.With the help of Havering Counil's waste department, residents came together to clean up the Pompadours Pub. Photo: Chris Cooper.

“With the help of Havering Council’s waste department, the site is now, from a roadside perspective, all ship shape and no longer an eyesore or public health risk.”

The Pompadours served its last pint in March 2016 and has been standing empty ever since.

In November, the pub sold for £4.5m.

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