Leverington Street Pride picks up a nomination

Paul Marshall, Alan Roe, Val Rawlings and Alan Hunns
Paul Marshall, Alan Roe, Val Rawlings and Alan Hunns
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Volunteers who keep a village looking its best are the latest nominees in the Pride of Fenland Awards.

Leverington Street Pride Group have been litter picking and completing other important work around the village for four years.

Members have now been nominated into the group section of the awards.

Chairman Malcolm Bruce was pleased the group had been put forward.

He said: “It is really nice to have the recognition.

“The Street Pride Group do a lot of work and we have a core of about seven or eight volunteers.”

Since forming in 2012, members of the group have collected 580 bags of rubbish which was collected around the village.

Mr Bruce said: “We take pride in the village and the environment.

“But it can be disheartening to see a can lying around on the day after you have been litter picking.”

Innovation has also been seen in the group.

One of the members is a retired engineer who has created pickers to help carry the bags for members.

Mr Bruce said: “I think we have made a big difference to the village.

“The clubs are pleased with what we do, as is the parish council.”

The group was nominated into the awards by Leverington Parish Council.

The council states: “We would like to nominate the group for the sterling work they do in the village. They turn out in all weathers with their pickers to keep the road sides clean, dykes and paths.”

The Citizen is once more teaming up with Fenland District Council to run the awards, which are aimed at celebrating the area’s unsung heroes.

An awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 17, in Wisbech St Mary Village Hall.

There is still time to send in nominations for: good neighbour; group, club, organisation or charity; young citizen; volunteer in the community.

Nominations can be made by filling in the form below and sending it to the Fenland Citizen, Limes House, Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 IHL.

Or you can hand them into the following sites: Fenland @ your service shops, Community Hubs, the Community Support Team, Fenland District Council, or Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambs, PE15 8NQ.