Street Pride keeps on growing

Newton Street Pride
Newton Street Pride

Street Pride continues to grow across the district as more people come forward to help with local environmental projects.

The newly formed group in Newton got off to a great start when seven volunteers defied miserable weather to collect 20 bags of rubbish and two tyres from the high road.

On the same day 15 people from Parson Drove came together at the Alderman Payne primary school to help build another layer of their willow den, a project begun last year.

It was part of the wider efforts of Street Pride members, the parish council and parents and children from the school to improve their local environment.

On March 16 they will be coming together again to plant a miniature community orchard at the allotments off Fen Road. All villagers are welcome and people will have the chance to plant a fruit tree in their name.

Future plans include restoration of the village pond.

Meanwhile, another new Street Pride group will be formally constituted in Benwick next Thursday (March 14). All members are welcome to attend the meeting in the village hall at 7pm.

n For more details on how you can contribute to a community-led project, call Rebecca Robinett, FDC’s Street Pride coordinator, on 01354 654321 or e-mail rrobinett@fenland.gov.uk