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Big clean up coming for Fenland

Big clean up coming for Fenland

Published by KLFM
5:00am 27th February 2020. (Updated at 8:25am 28th February 2020)

Fenland District Council will make sure parks, streets and fields across the area are given a spring clean this year.  

It's embracing the Great British Spring Clean and everyone is encouraged to get involved.  

Last year, hundreds of Fenland locals got involved - and this year should be even bigger!

The event is organised by Keep Britain Tidy and takes place between March 20 and April 13.

Anyone wanting to get involved can join a litter picking event (listed below) or organise their own.

The council will provide free litter pickers, equipment and bags to anyone holding their own event and will arrange for rubbish in bags to be collected.

Councillor Peter Murphy said:

"As a Council we already sweep the streets and collect litter seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year - cleaning over 11,000 miles of streets and 210 million square metres of open spaces.

"We are supported by our fantastic volunteer Street Pride groups and individuals who help keep their towns and villages clean and tidy throughout the year - but there is always more work to do.

"Research shows that people are more likely to litter where litter is already present, so small actions can make a big difference.

"This year we'd love to see even more people get involved as we take a stand against litter and stop it from damaging our environment."

Fenland's Great British Spring Clean litter-picking dates:

  • Wisbech St Mary Street Pride - Saturday, March 21, 10am, meet at the parking bays adjacent to Wisbech St Mary Primary Academy, Churchfield Way
  • Leverington Street Pride - Saturday, March 21, 10am, meet at Leverington Sports and Social Club, Church Road
  • Wimblington Street Pride - Saturday, March 28, 10am, meet at Wimblington Parish Hall, Addison Road
  • Chatteris Street Pride - Saturday, April 4, 10am, meet at Church Lane car park
  • Tydd St Giles Street Pride - Saturday, April 4, 10.30am, meet at the post box opposite the Church
  • Murrow Street Pride - Saturday, April 11, 10am, meet at The Bell Inn

You're welcome to turn up on the day.

To contact the organisers, e-mail streetpride@fenland.gov.uk

If you'd like to organise your own litter-picking event, click here.

For more information on the campaign, click here.