Volunteers’ pride in keeping Whittlesey clean

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Community volunteers can look back on a job well done after a year of making Whittlesey look as spotless as possible.

Whittlesea Street Pride undertook their last clean-up of 2014 bringing the total collected to 37,860 kg of rubbish, litter and fly-tipped material.

That material filled 608 bags over the 12 months.

In total, volunteers gave up over 1,275 hours of their time.

The final clean of 2014 saw 16 members brave the December chill to remove 24 bags of rubbish along Eastrea Road and Decoy Lakes.

However, the Street Pride group did more than pick up rubbish. Last year saw the planting of 20,000 daffodil bulbs and over one million poppies and wild seeds in the spring.

The hard work, though, has not stopped since the turn of the year. On New Year’s Day, while many would be worse for wear from the night before, 20 members attended the first litter pick of the year.

The group picked up 21 bags of rubbish which weighed approximately 200 kgs. The next clean-up is on Sunday January 11 at 10am starting from Market Place.