Fenland eye - Path gets clear benefit

PUBLISHED: 11:13 03 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:40 28 May 2010

The volunteers hard at work

The volunteers hard at work

FENLAND'S Street Pride Volunteers were out again on Saturday, helping to improve the local environment. The Sea Bank, a well-used footpath in Leverington and a scheduled ancient monument was the chosen location for litter picking and scrub clearance.

FENLAND'S Street Pride Volunteers were out again on Saturday, helping to improve the local environment. The Sea Bank, a well-used footpath in Leverington - and a scheduled ancient monument - was the chosen location for litter picking and scrub clearance.Councillor Ann Carlisle was there to ensure that the work got off to a good start and the volunteers were armed with their new equipment donated by the March branch of Ridgeons Ltd.They were joined by the National Probation Service, and the working party did a fantastic job of clearing much of the scrub and brambles along the top of the footpath.John Wade, a resident of Leverington, joined in with the clearance and a team of helpers kept the village hall open throughout the day, providing well-earned cups of tea for all the workers.Council staff are piloting the scheme before rolling it out to members of the public who may be keen to join in with tidying up their local areas.Jo Hart, Street Pride co-ordinator, said: "We would like to thank all those that helped out prior to and during the event, especially the National Probation Service who did a first class job. I hope the residents of Leverington will appreciate the work that has been carried out."Councillor Peter Murphy, portfolio holder for Streets Ahead, said: "We are very proud of our volunteers and cleaning up our environment is of benefit to everyone.

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