Residents rally together at community litter pick in Wisbech St Mary
An army of litter heroes rallied together at the weekend in a bid to create Fenland’s 17th Street Pride group in Wisbech St Mary.
A community litter pick was held in the village on Saturday, March 2, to gauge support for setting up a new group of volunteers there.
Twenty people of all ages turned out for the event, including three members of Murrow Street Pride group and ward councillor Cllr Gavin Booth, a member of Parson Drove Street Pride, to lend support.
The group spent an hour litter picking around the village including High Road, Church Road and Station Road – and collected 15 bags of rubbish.
Fellow ward councillor, Cllr Sarah Bligh, who has been drumming up support for a Wisbech St Mary Street Pride group, said there was a lot of interest from residents.
She said: “We were delighted with how many people turned out to support Saturday’s litter pick, and would like to thank them all for giving up their time to take part. We were provided with hi-vis jackets and equipment from Fenland District Council’s Street Pride initiative so we could tackle some of the litter in the area.
“We’re going to hold another community litter pick on Saturday, May 11, at 10am, and following that a meeting will be arranged to formally set the group up.”
Cllr Peter Murphy, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “It’s been 14 years since Street Pride launched in Fenland and I continue to be so proud and thankful for each and every one of the volunteers who help to keep Fenland looking great. Together we can make a real difference.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to all those in Wisbech St Mary and would welcome you to become our 17th team members.”