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The Rose Garden Church Street – 21st October 2017

With an attendance of 3 members plus the Chairman and myself, 3 bags of rubbish were collected  from around Stonald Road,  therefore no photograph was taken.

This was due to  a split of the event with 6 members attending to  the weeds  and general gardening  at  the  Rose Garden and painting the barrels at Windmill  Street.

The job done, all weeds gone for a while at least.

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Maintenance at the Kings Delph boat – 19th October                                                   2017

MAINTENANCE AT KINGS DELPH 19TH OCTOBER 2017

REMODELED KINGS DELPH BOAT 19TH OCTOBER 2017 The boat project was in need of big help as it was splitting in the middle due to its age and the weight of the earth inside. Alan Hobbs assisted by David Palmer and Peter Davies have rectified the problem, but more will be needed in the future. New boat required, anybody have you one that is not needed ever again !

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The new seasons bedding plants at some of projects –                                     October 2017

THE DELPH BOAT REBEDDED 18TH OCTOBER 2017

THE DELPH BOAT WITH NEW FLOWERS 18TH OCTOBER 2017

THE PLOUGH PLOUGH ROAD 19TH OCTOBER NEW FLOWER BEDS

The work of clearing all of the old flowers at our projects has been completed. Now for the setting of the new beds, who said that it was an easy job ! A job well done, thanks David & Margaret Palmer chief horticulturalists with the help of Gill & Dick Green, Phil Knighton and Peter Davies.

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The Brazza Club Presentation – 5th October 2017

GROUP PHOTO BRAZZA CLUB 5TH OCTOBER 2017

The group photograph that you have all been waiting for – where are you ?

ALAN PETER MURPHY FRED PRESENTATION NIGHT BRAZZA CLUB MARCH 5TH OCTOBER 2017

Alan Hobbs – Councillor Peter Murphy – Fred Mills receive the Best Partnership certificate on behalf of Whittlesey Street Pride.

FRED PETER MURPHY MAGARET BRAZZA CLUB 5TH OCTOBER 2017

Fred Mills – Councillor Peter Murphy – Margaret Palmer are presented with the certificate for the groups continuous efforts to make Fenland safer, cleaner and greener.

Well done to all of of members for achieving these certificates, you should be proud of yourselves.

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Lattersey Nature Reserve – 7th October 2017

7TH OCTOBER LATERSEY NATURE RESERVE 2017

Lattersey Nature Reserve was our litter pick area this morning. Fifteen members attended and we were not surprised at the amount of litter (18 bags) to be found, especially in the area of the car park and hedgerow. Three large bags of rubbish were collected in the vicinity of the car park alone. Well done to everybody for making Whittlesey a cleaner place to be, especially at Lattersey Nature Reserve. Camera this morning was Peter Davies.

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The Plough Coates  – 5th October 2017

Thanks to Dobbies Garden Centre

BEFORE WE START ON THE COATES PLOUGH 5TH OCTOBER 2017

The before.

PUTTING THE MEMBRAIN INTO THE COATES PLOUGH 5TH OCTOBER 2017

The membrane goes in.

MEMBRAIN IN COATES PLOUGH 5TH OCTOBER 2017

Nearly there !

THE JOB DONE THE PHOTOGRAPH COATES PLOUGH 5TH OCTOBER 2017

The crew satisfied with the finished product.

FINISHED ARTICLE COATES PLOUGH OCTOBER 5TH 2017

Thanks Dobbies – this is fantastic.

Today we planted the Coates plough with plants and gravel supplied by Dobbies Garden Centre Peterborough, thank you to all that attended and a special thank you to Samantha Banister, Events & Community Champion, Dobbies Garden World ,Peterborough ,for arranging and delivering the plants and gravel and for all her hard work with the planting. Thanks also to David Palmer, Margaret Palmer, Fred Mills, Alan Hobbs photographer and Peter Davies Transport.

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Coates Plough renewing base surround.                                                                                        29th September 2017

OVERGROWN PLOUGH SEPTEMBER 2017

Weeds everywhere, that had to be removed first.

THE CREW REFURBISH OF THE COATES PLOUGH 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017

The crew looking pleased with themselves and so they should.

THE FINISHED REFURBISH OF COATES PLOUGH 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017

The finished article, well done to those in the photograph.

A really big thank you for your assistance and input  to day with the Coates Plough base, again you all made a difficult task look easy . There was a little concern prior to completion that the concrete would look out of place, but it looks  good and is very  fit for purpose, It was a shame about the concrete screws but it all turned out well in the end.  Thank you Alan Hobbs, Chris Nicholas, Dick Green, David Palmer, Andrew Overton, Phil Knighton and Peter Davies who really worked hard to refurbish this plough with a new surround.  Peter Davies for the transport. Alan Hobbs for organising the whole event along with Whittlesey Skips who removed all the old earth and timbers.

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The Manor Leisure Centre – 23rd September 2017

MANOR LEISURE 23RD SEPTEMBER 2017

Thank you to the 12  members that attended the  litter- pick  today a good turnout considering the weather which was very changeable with light rain. We collected 12 bags of rubbish  in total.

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Whittlesey Festival Day – 10th September 2017

10TH SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL DAY 2017

Congratulations to the organisers of The Whittlesey Festival it all seemed to work out very well ,no problems getting in or  out. Street Pride had a  set up down the Causeway almost on the corner,  we were a little isolated there but it was OK and in general seemed as if the Festival was well attended.

5 bags of rubbish were collected, £27 pounds collected in donations.  Fred  spent the whole day  looking after the stall , the weather was not great and at times it was as if we were sitting in a wind tunnel and got to be really cold, Fred must have been chilled to the bone.

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Whittlesey Round Table Bench. Outside of the Queen Street Surgery on the A605 –  5th September 2017

 

NEARLY THERE ROUND TABLE BENCH LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 5TH 2017

Today, we installed the Whittlesey Round Table bench outside of the Queen Street Surgery which is located on the A605 by Whittlesey Street Pride.  Several Street Pride volunteers attended and dug out the foundations and then cemented the bench into the allocated position.  The donation from Round Table is part of their Christmas Carol Float collection, and shows that money collected is being spent back into the community. Street Pride will now maintain it throughout its period at this location. Thanks David Palmer, Margaret Palmer, Andrew Overton, Dick Green. Transport Peter Davies, Photography David Palmer & Alan Hobbs.

SACKS OF EARTH SEPTEMBER 5TH ROUND TABLE LAUNCH 2017

BENCH LAUNCH ROUND TABLE 5TH SEPTEMBER 2017

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Installation of the Lions Bench on the Millennium Wheel cycle way Whittlesey, 31st  August 2017

Today saw the installation crew out installing the Lions Bench on the Millennium cycle way, a big thank you to all that  assisted: Andrew Overton, Chris Nicholas, Alan Hobbs, Margaret Palmer, David Palmer and Fred Mills, transport Peter Davies, photography by Alan Hobbs below.

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Kings Delph Litter Pick – 26th August 2017

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A good turnout today , weather was a little doubtful to start with but it brightened up as the event proceeded , 11 members present.

Welcome today to 3 new members Karen and David Kirby and Jack Whittaker  who attended a litter pick for  the  first time today , we hope you enjoyed the event and  we look forward to seeing you again soon.

We collected a total of 9 bags  of rubbish and  other items from the area.

There seemed to be less litter than normal, definitely no human excrement  and unsavoury bottles of  urine this is due to Bev and Chris  at the Truckstop Café who regularly clear their  surrounding area of such unpleasant items , thank you both for your input it all helps to keep Whittlesey cleaner and greener, the cups of coffee, sausages and tea were much appreciated.

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10th Anniversary Bench Launch – 12th August 2017

RIBBON CUTTING AUGUST 12TH 2017

Martin Green, Sandra Green and Ken Mayor cut the ribbon

TEH TRIO AFTER CUTTING LAUNCH AGUST 12TH 2017

After all that, a well deserved rest

SMILE LAUNCH OF BENCH 12TH AUGUST 2017

Litter pickers gather after the successful launch.

LAUNCH OF BENCH 10TH ANN AUGUST 12TH 2017

This is the 10th Anniversary Bench in its full glory, ready for the public to use

Today(12th August) was the official opening ceremony for the Whittlesey Street Pride  10 year celebration bench, 15  members of Street Pride gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony and Champagne toast .

Thank you to all that attended  a special thanks to Ken Mayor, Martin & Sandra Green,  as the original members .

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The Annual BBQ at Rose Cottage – 5th August 2017

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Did it rain, it certainly did, but the intrepid Street Pride members weathered the storm and partied on. A great BBQ was had by all who bought tickets. The food was prepared and cooked by Lisa Hobbs, thanks Lisa for all your hard work especially during the rain, which somewhat hampered the  proceeding for a short while. A wonderful afternoon. A big thank you to Alan & Lisa Hobbs who provided their house and grounds for the occasion.

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The Station Road Litter Pick – 29th July 2017

THE LITTER PICK STATION ROAD 29TH JULY 2017

Yet another good Litter-pick, which was attended by  12  volunteers, to clear litter at Station Road and surrounding areas.  The industrial areas always generate plenty of litter and today was  no exception. Collecting 14 bags of rubbish and other material, well done to all and thank you for attending. Photography by Alan Hobbs camera, with his trusty one shot and wait camera

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Morton’s Leame Litter Pick  –  15th July 2017

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Another cracking day out litter picking at the Morton’s Leame. Twelve members turned out to pick in total 14 bags of rubbish plus the usual large debris including a complete (used) disc brake system. Thanks Rob Boddington for carrying these very heavy articles back to base camp. Apologies to David Palmer & Roy Gerstner who are not in the photograph. Roy decided to go down to the whistling bridge and of course David was our photographer this morning, thanks Dave

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The Gothic House Litter pick – 1st July 2017

GOTHIC HOUSE PICK 1ST JULY 2017

A good turn out today 13 members and 18 bags of rubbish removed from Decoy Lake Drove and Eastrea road, I am always surprised at the amount of litter in Dry Bread road, today was no exception, I don’t know what goes on there but the amount of empty alcohol containers thrown  in the side ditches is to say the least excessive. Rob Kent started early and left before the photograph was taken.

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Stonald Road / Crossway Hand – 17th June 2017

STONALD ROAD 17TH JUNE 2017

What a glorious day to be out litter picking, although we now know why the Cambs. Times is in short supply. Hundreds of copies for the 4th / 25th May were found in the bushes on the Field of Dreams road.

Thank you to those that attended the Street Pride  litter-pick at Stonald Road / Crossway Hand  today, another 8 bags of rubbish removed from the Streets of Whittlesey.

Various people not in the photograph as some had to leave early or could not wait for the picture to be taken. Well done to those that attended A special thank you to Ruth who travelled a long way to be with us today.

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Market Day – Friday 9th June 2017 – Promotional Day                                                               seeking new members.

FRED & PETER PROMO DAY 9TH JUNE 2017

Rob Boddington, Fred Mills, Ann (prospective new member) Peter Davies.

9TH JUNE 2017 BUTTERCROSS PROMOTION DAY

An early start on a beautiful sunny Friday morning saw Fred Mills Chairman and Peter Davies Secretary doing a promotion day on the Butter Cross Market Day. There was plenty of interest and a name of a prospective new member was taken. Donations were also taken from the public. Our thanks to Alan Hobbs, Min Mean and Rob Boddington (who litter picked) for attending. Alan Hobbs on the camera.

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The Manor Field – 3rd June 2017

Some of the happy “crew” who litter picked this morning.

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Sorry Angie Smith, you missed the photo call!

LATE COMERS RETURN MANOR FIELD 3RD JUNE 2017

Enthusiastic Ruth Williamson who came “home” late.

RUTH WILLIAMSON MANOR FIELD 3RD JUNE 2017

Thanks to the 18 Whittlesey Street Pride volunteers that attended todays litter pick at the Manor Leisure centre. They collected 18 bags of litter and various other items of rubbish.
It is thanks to their efforts that Whittlesey is a cleaner greener place and we look forward to seeing them at the next meeting. .
Not in the photographs as they started early or had to leave before the photograph was taken. Martin and Sandra Green, Andrew and Susan Overton, Roy Gerstner , Jen Robertson, Rob Kent. See you all on the 17th June at Crossway Hand / Stonald Road junction, which is the location for our next litter pick

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The Plough — Plough Road – 23rd May 2017

23 MAY 2017 JEN, MAUREEN, DAVID GILL PLOUGH PLANTING

The Plough at Plough Road was cleared and weeded today.  A new lot of Geraniums were planted along with four rose bushes that had been kindly donated by the St. John Ambulance. Here we see Margaret & David Palmer, Jen Robertson and Gill Green with husband Dick taking the photograph.

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Kings Dyke Litter Pick –  20th May 2017

KINGS DYKE 20TH MAY 2017

Kings Dyke as usual revealed that the public cannot stop leaving litter at this spot. This day ten litter pickers collected another nine bags. It was only litter picked some weeks ago. Again our thanks to those that attended.

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Coates Litter Pick and Plough – 6th May 2017

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The morning was a great success considering that after heavy advertising. It produced no new members what so ever from Coates, even from neighbours close to the plough. Otherwise 15 members did work clearing weeds and general maintenance whilst others litter picked. Well done to all that attended.

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The Ramsey Road Litter Pick – 8th April 2017

RAMSEY ROAD APRIL 8TH 2017Yet another wonderful morning to go litter picking, 14 people arrived and thoroughly enjoyed the morning out in the “country” at Ramsey Road. After spreading out in groups, they all safely returned with 19 bags of rubbish and assorted bric a brac. Thanks to all that attended and see you at the AGM on the 19th April at 7.30pm at the Manor  Leisure Centre.

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The Butter Cross Litter Pick – 25th March 2017

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What a really sunny day to go litter picking, 17 hearty people arrived on the market square in rays of sunshine. On their return they had 27 bags of rubbish and assorted large pieces of debris. Many thanks to all that attended.

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KINGS DYKE LAYBY LITTER PICK  11th MARCH 2017

KINGS DYKE PICK 11TH MARCH 2017

A really wonderful morning with thirteen litter pickers out at Kings Dyke. In all twenty five bags of rubbish were found, along with other various pieces of large debris including a floral wreath. Another great pick with a special thank you to Andrew Overton, Margaret Palmer and David Palmer who planted several more tree’s in the oval .

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GOTHIC HOUSE LITTER PICK 25th FEBRUARY 2017 

gothic-house-litterpick-25th-february-2017Another really cold and windy day.   12 litter pickers braved the cold and wind then managed to pick 24 bags of rubbish. All are to be commended for their efforts, may I say, well done and thank you on behalf of Whittlesey Street Pride.

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THE CEMETERY LITTERPICK  11th FEBRUARY  2017

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20 members of Whittlesey Street Pride braved the bitter cold and sleet to collect  20 bags of litter from the Cemetery  and surrounding areas A great attendance and thank you for making it such a successful event.  As it was so cold the majority left to go and get warm.

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MORTONS LEAME –  28th JANUARY  2017

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13 hardy members of  Whittlesey Street Pride  attended the litter pick at Morton’s Leame, Thorney Road, one of our members  constantly litter picks this area and has recently extracted 10 bags of  litter from here, the rubbish still  accumulates  and we collected  a further  14 bags of rubbish today, Including a television and a telephone hand set

Thank you to all those that attended and we look forward to seeing you at the next litter pick.

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STRAW BEAR SUNDAY LITTER PICK                                                                                                          15th JANUARY 2017

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Yet again I was amazed and totally admire the tenacity of those who arrived to litter pick this Straw Bear Sunday, especially when you take into consideration the extremely poor weather conditions that prevailed. A really big thank you to those twelve people. We then retired after collecting eleven bags of rubbish to the warmth of the George Hotel for coffee.

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WELCOME TO 2017  THE NEW YEARS BUTTERCROSS                                                                                     LITTERPICK

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Welcome to 2017. A really wet and dreary morning, but we were not perturbed by the downpour of rain and as a result nine people arrived at the Buttercross. Ten bags of rubbish were collected, after which we adjourned the George for a very long coffee break. Our thanks to Rob Boddington, Rob Kent, Min Mean, Sandra & Martin Green, Alan Hobbs, Chris Nicholas, David Palmer and Peter Davies.

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CO-OP CAR PARK WHITTLESEY 3rd DECEMBER 2016

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It was cold, and an uninviting morning, but the litter pickers still carried on. They managed to find 9 bags of rubbish plus a shopping trolley and other  items.Well done to those who attended. This was also our last litter pick of 2016. The next being New Years morning the  1st January 2017 meeting on the market square.

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The Norwich & Peterborough have presented a cheque for £100 to our Vice Chairman Bernard Gray-Esson, as part of their “small change big difference”. We would like to thank Carly Squire who did the hand over of this donation.

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The St John Ambulance have today donated a cheque for £50 towards the Plough project, which they both sponsor  and maintain. A big thank you to the coffee morning committee.

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GOTHIC HOUSE COATES ROAD 19th NOVEMBER 2016

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What a great turnout of litter pickers this really cold and frosty morning. Fifteen in total braved the cold and managed to collect 25 bags of rubbish, tyres and large objects. Well done to all those concerned. A special mention to Rob Boddington, Alan Hobbs and Chris Nicholas who really worked hard and even used their own vehicles to transport the rubbish back to Gothic house.

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WAKELYN ROAD 5th NOVEMBER 2016

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Today, we visited for the first time Wakelyn Road for a litter pick. Eighteen people / members attended and collected roughly seven bags of litter. To the people of this area congratulations for keeping this part of town almost litter free.

At the same time David Palmer, Margaret Palmer, Peter Davies and Alan Hobbs were at Church Street attending to the Rose Garden and then again in the afternoon.

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ANOTHER LETTER OF THANKS  28th OCTOBER 2016

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I just wanted to say thank you for attending to the Rose Garden so quickly.
Sally, Street Scene Officer, saw the garden today and commented on how nice it looks and what a good job you’ve done.
 
Kind Regards

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MAINTENANCE AT THE ROSE GARDEN                                                                                                 28th OCTOBER 2016

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The Rose Garden needed extra maintenance to stop the Ivy  growing into the house next door, plus other plants that had over grown. Action was taken by David & Margaret Palmer, Alan Hobbs, Rob Kent and Peter Davies. A big thanks to these people once again.

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LETTER FROM WHITTLESEY COUNCIL

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Nice to have a little appreciation sometimes and therefore thank Whittlesey Town Council for this letter.

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25th OCTOBER – MORE MAINTENANCE AT PLOUGH                                                    ROAD – WINDMILL STREET.

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Alan Hobbs, David Palmer, Peter Davies with Margaret Palmer on camera.

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On a dreary cold day, the few carried on and did the maintenance, at both Windmill Street and Plough Road mowing the grass and clearing the leaves. Well done those few and a big thank you. David Palmer, Margaret Palmer on camera, Alan Hobbs and Peter Davies

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THE PLOUGH AT PLOUGH ROAD MAINTENANCE                                                                              22nd OCTOBER 2016 

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Today 18 members embarked on maintenance of the plough at Plough Road. The earth was removed and refilled with new, care of Whittlesey Skip. Other members left and did a litter pick and collected 11 bags in total. Because of the work entailed, we did the dig out in the morning and returned in the afternoon to fill in with the brand new earth. Well done to all those that assisted.

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THE MANOR LEISURE FIELD LITTER PICK                                                                                           8th OCTOBER 2016

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Another new member joined us today at our litter pick meeting on the Manor Leisure Centre complex. Welcome to Phil Knighton and I do hope that you enjoy many a memorable litter pick with our group. It was not a good day to be out, raining , but luckily it cleared by 10am so we were able to proceed. Seven bags of rubbish were collected by the nine members attending. Thank for being with us morning taking into consideration the inclement weather conditions.

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    THE BRAZZA CLUB – THANK YOU NIGHT FOR ALL             STREET PRIDE MEMBERS 6th OCTOBER 2016

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The yearly thank you at the March Brazza Club, which is the Fenland District Councils way of saying thank you for all our help in keeping Fenland clean. Ten people from Whittlesey attended, it was a really wonderful evening and was enjoyed by all there.

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HUNSBURY CLOSE / LATERSEY  NATURE RESERVE                                         NEW ROAD 24th SEPTEMBER 2016

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The litter-pickers return, Jacki & David Prebble did the “early shift” and unfortunately were not in this picture. Twelve members attended and twelve bags of rubbish were collected.

Today saw our newest recruit Ruth Williamson join us at New Road for her first litter pick which I was assured she enjoyed.

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Whittlesey Festival Day 11th September 2016

whittlesey-festival-day-11th-september-2016Today saw 10 happy members of Whittlesey Street Pride enjoying the Whittlesey Festival where we had a stall. We not only collected 7 bags of rubbish, we also signed up 4 new members.Chairman Fred Mills collected £26 in donations, an appreciation from the public for all our sterling work.

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DRYBREAD ROAD ! Litter pick  27th August  2016

Jackie & David Prebble, Fred Mills, David Palmer and Peter Davies happy after a good litter pick. Photographs by Alan Hobbs

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Yet another, this time with Chris Nicholas freshly back from his marathon litter pick.

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Today saw six (6) intrepid litter pickers brave the elements and location to find six bags of rubbish along with a large builders bag. Again my thanks to Jackie & David Prebble, David Palmer, Fred Mills, Alan Hobbs, Chris Nicholas and Peter Davies.

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The Summer BBQ at Rose Cottage 13th August 2016

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Some of the Street Pride guests at their BBQ party held by kind permission of Lisa & Alan Hobbs at their beautiful house situated in Paradise Lane Whittlesey. Street Pride thanks you both, for not only the use of your house & grounds, but for cooking all of the food.

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MORTONS – LEAME 30th July 2016

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Another wonderful turnout of litter – pickers who did a fantastic job collecting in total 12 bags of rubbish plus a gas bottle.

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 MAINTENANCE OF PLOUGH ROAD / WINDMILL                                                                   STREET  25TH JULY 2016                           

Plough Road looking fantastic thanks to these workers plus Alan who is taking the photograph.

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No David, its the flowers that you are suppose to water.

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Thanks to all those that attended, as they say, many hands make light work. Alan Hobbs, Margaret Palmer, David Palmer, Andrew Overton, Chris Nicholas, Morgan Lightfoot and Peter Davies many thanks to those mentioned.

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19th JULY 2016 AT THE MANOR LEISURE FIELD ATTENDING AND WEEDING.

The really wild flower beds at the Manor Field

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The usual suspects attend and clear the wild flower beds.

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The wild flower beds at the Manor Leisure had gone more than wild and needed a good weeding. The usual suspects attended to weed and clear.

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16th JULY 2016   CROSSWAY HAND / STONALD ROAD                 

NORWICH & PETERBOROUGH CROSSWAY HANDS 16TH JULY 2016

The Norwich & Peterborough joined us today at Crossway Hand / Stonald Road. The three staff enjoyed their jaunt down the cycle way and came back happy. They were joined by our Chairman Fred Mills, Alan Hobbs, Bernard Gray-Esson and Peter Davies. Six bags in total were collected and thank you Norwich & Peterborough for joining us for two hours of their Saturday afternoon.

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JULY 12th 2016   THE RAMSEY ROAD LAY-BY

This was as it was before the cutting crew were let loose

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Alan Hobbs feeling happier as he is nearly finished.

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Chris Nicholas hard at it.

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The happy cutting crew.

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The lawn mowers were hard at work today cutting the grass at the Ramsey Road lay- by. This was very arduous job due to the height of the grass, but Alan Hobbs and Chris Nicholas soon made easy work of an overgrown lay-by.

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JULY 4th 2016  THE PLOUGH GARDEN ALONG WITH WINDMILL STREET BEING GIVEN THE ONCE OVER READY FOR THE WHITTLESEY IN BLOOM COMPETITION

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More maintenance was done this day to bring it up to a standard in readiness for the Whittlesey in Bloom competition. Again our thanks to David Palmer, Alan Hobbs and Peter Davies. The Windmill Street garden was also given attention.

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JULY 2nd 2016 GUILDENBURGH CRESCENT LITTER                                                                                               PICK

JULY 2ND GUILDENBURGH CRESCENT LITTERPICK 2016

A dreary day greeted these hearty litter pickers who gathered at Guildenburgh Crescent to litter pick the avenues. In all ten members attended and picked eight bags plus a redundant television. Many thanks to those members.

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JUNE 29th 2016 WINDMILL STREET GARDEN READY FOR                                                                                                                            INSPECTION

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As the Whittlesey in Bloom competition looms nearer, it was the usual suspects who have turned out to do the maintenance for the big day.  A big thank you to Alan Hobbs, Chris Nicholas, Margaret Palmer, David Palmer, Andrew Overton and Peter Davies.

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JUNE 25th 2016    THE BUTTER CROSS LITTER PICK 

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Today, 14 members litter picked the Butter Cross and surrounding area. Not much litter actually found (12 bags) which is an excellent sign that people at last are showing some respect for this town that we live in.

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JUNE 11th 2016 THE BOWER BENCHES REPAINTED

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Hard work and now the Bower Benches are fit for purpose, well done everybody and especially Alan Hobbs who organized the repaint.

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JUNE 4th 2016 COATES PLOUGH REFURBISHMENT

This is how we found it and how it looks now after some really hard work.ABANDONED COATES PLOUGH

and after, the amazing transformation, well done David.

COATES PLOUGH 4TH JUNE

Refurbish work had to been taken care of at our Plough site based in Coates. It had been sadly neglected over time, so it was up to the fantastic work of the few.

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MANOR FIELD EVENT 21st MAY 2016

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A really good turnout, especially as the weather was a bit dodgy. Still eleven people went and scoured the Manor field and managed to collect six bags of rubbish. This indeed was a really good result, as it means people are learning not to throw their litter on the ground.

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COATES GREEN, COATES 7th MAY 2016

MAY 7TH 2016 COATES GREEN

What a wonderful day to go litter picking on Coates Green, Coates. The hottest day of the year so far in the 25’s and 18 people turned out. They had 16 bags of rubbish collected and 18 hour logged. Well done and thank you for attending, as you could have been on Hunstanton beach instead.

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PLOUGH ROAD & THE ROSE GARDEN SATURDAY 23rd                                         APRIL 2016

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ROSE GARDEN APRIL 23RD 2016 (2)

A wonderful morning, not only litter picking around the plough at the bottom of Plough Road, but also too maintain and re-bark the Rose Garden in Church Street. Sixteen people attended and an equal quantity of bagged rubbish was collected. Well done to both parties and especially the Rose Garden crew for their back breaking work weeding and re-barking.

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LATTERSEY NATURE RESERVE  NEW ROAD  9th                                                 APRIL 2016

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Today we were at the Lattersey Nature Reserve, located at the top of New Road. Sixteen volunteers turned out to litter pick both the roads / highways and the reserve. A grand total of 20 bags of rubbish were collected plus other objects. Thank you to all that attended and it is very good to see those attending are on the increase.

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WINDMILL STREET BENCH AREA CLEAN UP APRIL                                               1st 2016

THE GANG AT WINDMILL STREET GARDEN 1ST APRIL 2016

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The clean up crew were out this sunny morning, mowing, edging and generally cleaning this whole area. Using our new machinery which was donated by Tesco / Whittlesey Council.

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EASTER SATURDAY MARCH 26TH 2016 – RAMSEY                                                   ROAD

RAMSEY ROAD 26TH MARCH 2016

What a day to litter pick, it was really cold and the winds were strong. This did not deter these hardy 15 volunteers who went on to collect 25 bags plus car parts, builders bags, shovels and pallets. Although this large amount was collected , there is more than eight times as much still to be collected. Not a good reflection of the local people who have thrown it into the dykes !

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KINGS DYKE TRUCK STOP IN THE LAY-BYE 12th                                               MARCH 2016

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‘We’ collected 28 full bags of litter/rubbish/paper/fast food containers a bicycle and a fly-tipped box which contained various paperwork, thanks to all those 18 members that attended.

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CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN 5th MARCH 2016 AT THE                             BUTTERCROSS WHITTLESEY

5th MARCH CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN 2016

Twenty happy Street Pride members gathered at the Buttercross Whittlesey to Clean for the Queen. Seventeen bags of rubbish were collected before they retired to the George Hotel for a well deserved coffee break which was provided by Rob Boddington.

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GOTHIC HOUSE LITTER PICK  27th FEBRUARY 2016

GOTHIC HOUSE PICK 27TH FEBRUARY 2016

A very cold and windy morning with only five very brave people attending. Still 10 sacks of rubbish collected which is 10 less to clutter the highway and byways.

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WHITTLESEY CEMETERY CLEAN UP 14TH FEBRUARY                                               2016

WHITTLESEY CEMETERY SATURDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2016

Fifteen of us plus two friends turned out on a cold but dry Saturday morning February 13th

We were requested by Friends of the Cemetery to remove fallen leaves dead twigs and rubbish from the perimeter of the Cemetery

The group collected thirty one bags of rec-yclable material from the perimiter and eight bags of rubbish from the area surrounding the Cemetery

Once again a superb turnout.A big thank you to all who attended what turned out to be an unusual experience.

Next Event;- 17th February Bi-Monthly Meeting

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THE TEAM AT MORTONS – LEAME JANUARY 30th 2016

THE TEAM MORTON LEAME 30TH JANUARY 2016

Well this morning it was 6 degrees outside and all 16 of us felt that we were only 6 steps away (or fewer) from at least 6 pieces of litter!

Together we collected 31 bags,tyres, a stereo, a suitcase (with luggage tag attached!), a window frame and a large door with lock.

I special thank you to Rob Boddington and Chris Nicholas who used their vehicles to collect roadside material.

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STRAW BEAR SUNDAY 17th JANUARY 2016

SUNDAY STRAW BEAR DAY 17TH JANUARY 2016The StreetPride were out in force on a chilly Sunday morning, with 18 members clearing up from the day (and night) before.

The team who filled the Street Scene van with 21 bags.

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NEW YEARS LITTER PICK AT THE BUTTER CROSS                                      1st JANUARY 2016

1ST JANUARY 2016 BUTTER CROSS NEW YEARS DAY

What a great way to see in the New Year by getting together and clearing our Town Centre of champagne corks, fireworks and beer glasses. Not to mention the numerous rubber bands that seem to be everywhere!!

13 of us roused ourselves from our stupor and braved a slightly chilly morning to collect 20 bags of litter.

We then toasted in the New Year at the local tavern with hot coffee.

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