Litter pickers take to the streets to clean up town
A team of litter pickers took to the streets and greens of March last Friday to make the town a little cleaner.
The volunteers, including members of Get It Sorted and March Street Pride, started alongside the River Nene in town, then progressed across the road to the March library area, removing litter left around the plants and grass.
In just a few hours, they collected 11 bags, amounting to just under 15kg of litter.
The volunteers were excited to head out but were left with mixed emotions when they realised how much litter they had collected in a short space of time.
As one said: “It makes me feel better that we’ve tried to clean up our streets, not just for ourselves, but for the other members of the community too. However, this is only a portion of the litter still sitting around town so we’ll need to come back again.”
The litter pick was organised by local charity, Cambridgeshire ACRE who work alongside rural communities to improve places that are important to their residents.
Rachael Brown from Cambridgeshire ACRE said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who took part making such a difference to the town. It goes to show what can be achieved when people work together for the good of their community.”
Fenland District Council were also heavily involved with the litter pick; taking part, providing refuse bags and taking the recyclable and non-recyclable litter away. Local pub, The Ship Inn, supplied free hot drinks to the volunteers.
To find out more, visit the March RiverCare Facebook page or email Rachael Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org