Firefighters in Manea say they are keen to do more work with the village’s Street Pride group following their successful joint litterpick earlier this month.
Mark Milner, Manea’s Watch Commander for the Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service, said: “The whole crew from the fire station would like to say a big thank you to the organisers and community for the support we received on the day - and long may it continue.
“It was a fantastic morning and together we collected many bags of rubbish. It was just a small contribution by the fire service towards maintaining the cleanliness of our wonderful village and hopefully we can all work together again in the future.
“We also had the opportunity to meet many potential firefighters - but we may have to wait a few years as most of them were under the age of 10! All the children thoroughly enjoyed the chance to climb on board with the lights flashing.”
Andy Clutton, Manea Street Pride’s chairman, said: “We had a good turnout with a number of new volunteers. We concentrated our efforts on the playing fields, skate park and field behind the school and the children had a great time on the fire engine.”
Four members of the fire service joined 18 residents for the litterpick on June 6.
The Street Pride group’s next session is planned for Saturday, July 4, a week before the Manea Gala, to prepare the field for the event. The volunteers will meet at the Rumours café for a 10am start.