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Students join Fenland’s litter heroes

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Students from Wisbech’s College of West Anglia are putting pride in their community after becoming Fenland’s latest volunteer recruits.

College of West Anglia students join Fenland's litter heroes. (6160132)
College of West Anglia students join Fenland's litter heroes. (6160132)

A group of Uniformed Services students have begun carrying out regular litter picks around Wisbech, with equipment provided through Fenland District Council’s Street Pride initiative.

The students have already collected more than 2,000 cans, tins and plastic and glass bottles through their own efforts, and last week they joined a litter pick with Wisbech Street Pride.

A college spokesman said: “The group is made up of a tutor and about 18 students who go out for an hour on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning to tidy up the local area. The purpose

is to educate the students about the problems of littering and engage them in doing something worthwhile for the community.”

Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said he was delighted to see younger members of the community get involved with the

district’s Street Pride efforts.

“Tackling litter in our environment is essential to a better, cleaner and greener place for us all to enjoy. It’s inspiring to see students get on board and making a difference and I hope it

encourages others to get involved too,” he said. “If your community or school would like to organise a litter pick, we are happy to support your efforts and will provide equipment.”

Anyone interested in holding a litter pick can contact the council on streetpride@fenland.gov.uk to arrange to borrow equipment.

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