Street Pride volunteers defy the rain to join the great spring clean in towns and villages across Fenland

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Sprin

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign last weekend.Street Pride members in March, Wisbech, Tydd St Giles, Manea, Chatteris and Doddington all made light of the conditions to carry out litterpicks last Friday and Saturday (March 3-4). The bad weather caused the Waterlees Street Pride/In Bloom group to postpone the event they had planned for Friday afternoon, along with pupils from Orchards primary school. Happily, it didn’t stop the children enjoying the Batman biscuits specially cooked for them by the school’s dinner ladies as part of spring clean event’s Superhero theme. And the Waterlees litterpick went ahead on Monday instead. - Credit: Archant

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign last weekend.

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Sprin

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign last weekend.Street Pride members in March, Wisbech, Tydd St Giles, Manea, Chatteris and Doddington all made light of the conditions to carry out litterpicks last Friday and Saturday (March 3-4). Pictured are the Manea volunteers who cleared up around the park and pit areas. - Credit: Archant

Street Pride members in March, Wisbech, Tydd St Giles, Manea, Chatteris and Doddington all made light of the conditions to carry out litter picks last Friday and Saturday (March 3-4).

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Sprin

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign last weekend.Street Pride members in March, Wisbech, Tydd St Giles, Manea, Chatteris and Doddington all made light of the conditions to carry out litterpicks last Friday and Saturday (March 3-4). Pictured are the volunteers from Tydd St Giles. - Credit: Archant

Two local businesses also turned out to help. Staff from MPJ Enterprises, who hold the franchise for the McDonalds restaurant in Wisbech, joined the Tydd St Giles group and donated some equipment.

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Sprin

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign last weekend. Street Pride members in March, Wisbech, Tydd St Giles, Manea, Chatteris and Doddington all made light of the conditions to carry out litterpicks last Friday and Saturday (March 3-4). Pictured are the Wisbech volunteers - Credit: Archant

Several Tesco workers lent a hand to the volunteers in Wisbech. Their activities were filmed by local television company That’s Cambridge TV, whose report was screened that evening.

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Sprin

Hardy volunteers turned out in the rain and wind to support Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign last weekend.Street Pride members in March, Wisbech, Tydd St Giles, Manea, Chatteris and Doddington all made light of the conditions to carry out litterpicks last Friday and Saturday (March 3-4). Pictured are the Doddington volunteers with the bags of rubbish they collected. - Credit: Archant

Rebecca Robinett, Fenland District Council’s Street Pride coordinator, said: “It was good to have the opportunity to highlight the work that volunteers in Fenland do week in, week out and in all weathers to help keep our towns and villages clean and tidy.”


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There was an encouraging response to an inaugural litter pick in Doddington, held to gauge whether villagers were interested in forming a new Street Pride group there. Ten residents joined in, collecting 10 bags of rubbish.

The bad weather caused the Waterlees Street Pride/In Bloom group to postpone the event they had planned for Friday afternoon, along with pupils from Orchards primary school.

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Happily, it didn’t stop the children enjoying the Batman biscuits specially cooked for them by the school’s dinner ladies as part of spring clean event’s Superhero theme. And the Waterlees litter pick went ahead on Monday instead.

Torrential rain also led to the postponement of Sunday’s planned event in Newton in the Isle. Organisers were looking to rearrange it.

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