Volunteer for Pride project

PUBLISHED: 16:39 28 September 2007 | UPDATED: 23:04 28 May 2010

HOW many volunteers does it take to plant bulbs in Whittlesey? The answer is as many as they can get. Local Street Pride volunteers have been extremely busy making the town a cleaner, safer and greener place to live and tomorrow volunteers will be out in

HOW many volunteers does it take to plant bulbs in Whittlesey? The answer is as many as they can get.

Local Street Pride volunteers have been extremely busy making the town a cleaner, safer and greener place to live and tomorrow volunteers will be out in force planting bulbs and collecting litter around the Fields End Bridge area of the town.

The group will meet at 10am at the layby just past Field End Bridge on the A605. Residents don't need to be a member of the group to join this litter pick and equipment will be provided.

The Whittlesey Area Street Pride group has so far held eight successful events, cleaning up Benwick Road, Station Road (twice), Lattersey Nature Reserve, West Delph area, North Green in Coates, Manor Field and the Somerfield area.

A total of more than 130 hours have been donated by the volunteers and an estimated 120 bags of rubbish were collected.

Councillor Martin Curtis, member of the Street Pride Group said: "I want to do my bit for the local community. I often handle complaints about litter. This is one way of helping to do something about it. I hope it also sets an example."

Amanda Hibbert also explains why she joined the group. "The coverage in the press of council employees giving up their free time and of children's involvement meant I felt I could usefully contribute."

The group meets bi-monthly to discuss potential areas for clean-up events and litter picks and the next meeting is on Wednesday October 17 (7:30pm) at the Town Hall, Whittlesey. Residents of Whittlesey, Turves, Coates and Eastrea are invited to attend.

CONTACT: Martin Green on 01733 206627 or Lawrence Seaton on 07713 081526.

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