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Haverhill mass litter pick had many positives




A community litter pick on Sunday - the first event organised by the recently reopened Haverhill Volunteer Centre -has been deemed a big success.

Helped by members of the litter pick’s joint organiser, Keep Haverhill Tidy, The Great Haverhill September Spring Clean saw volunteers in socially distanced bubbles clear areas surrounding Puddlebrook, East Town Park, and the B&Q car park.

Cllr Joe Mason, the founder of Keep Haverhill Tidy, said: “This was the first event organised by the volunteer centre, led by co-ordinator, Jill Moss and it was a huge success.

The team that cleared Puddlebrook in the Great Haverhill September Spring Clean. Submitted picture
The team that cleared Puddlebrook in the Great Haverhill September Spring Clean. Submitted picture

“We had some experienced Keep Haverhill Tidy litter pickers as well as some volunteers new to the activity. It’s great to see people getting involved in helping cleaning up our streets.

“The Town Council and West Suffolk Council really values the community coming together to help make a difference in tackling the litter problem.”

Jill and Emily Fox, co-ordinator of the Good Neighbour Scheme, moved between the groups to meet the volunteers and lend support.

Jill said: “The event was a great success with 27 sacks of rubbish collected, including for the first time lots of face masks.

“We also welcomed some new volunteers who are keen to attend future events and continue volunteering."

Town councillor Bruce Davison, who also volunteered, said he "found the whole experience very rewarding" as the litter pickers 'did their bit to help clean up our town'.

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