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Manor Field Litter Pick abandoned  –                                                                                         2nd November 2019          

MANOR FIELD LITTER PICK 12 BAGS 2ND NOVEMBER 2019

Its alright Martin, it will not bite you!

MANOR FIELD MARTIN GREEN ALONE 2ND NOVEMBER 2019

Sorry, rain stopped play and we had to abandon the litter pick this morning. Fortunately it did not deter TEN members who braved the rain and managed still to pick 14bags of rubbish. A big thank you to those that attended and a special thank you to Councillor Eamonn Dorling and Abigail Ritchie who still carried on, although instructed that the litter pick had been rained off.

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Armed Forces Bench installed at Eastrea – 25th October 2019

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INSTALATION OF BENCHES 75 YEARS OCTOBER 2019

I am very pleased to say, that the Eastrea, Armed Forces Memorial Bench has  been installed this morning. Gratitude goes to Bob Wicks and David Denson for delivering, installation of the bench by Andrew Overton, Councillor Ray Whitwell and Councillor Eamon Dorling plus Colin & Peter Sennett . As you will see in the photograph that the Street Pride hat is being worn and three Street Pride members attended.

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Gothic House Eastrea Road – 19th October 2019

GOTHIC HOUSE LITTERPICK 19TH OCTOBER 2019

A really wonderful turnout this morning and thank you all. There were 16 members attending today to remove the usual excess of rubbish including neon light strips collecting 21 bags in total from the A605 at Gothic House Eastrea Road and surrounding areas, the weather was excellent bright and sunny without any rain. Two Town Councillors in attendance Ray Whitwell and Eamonn Dorling.

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The Brazza Club Celebration Evening                                                                                             3rd October 2019

The photograph is back and can be published of the Street Pride Celebration Evening held by Fenland District Council as a big thank you to all Street Pride Groups for their efforts during the year. After the awards were given, we unfortunately (Whittlesey) did not receive one this year, Whittlesey In Bloom did how ever did, well done. A hog roast supper was then supplied, followed by a group. It was really reminiscent of the Abba film Mama Mia, when Dancing Queen is played and everybody gets up and dances, that hypnotic song gets them all dancing , well it was the Group 59’ers that had the same effect and before you knew it, the Whittlesey Street Pride table were all up there dancing the night away, should have finished at 9pm. It did not, it went on until nigh on 11pm. A wonderful , fantastic evening enjoyed by all, with thanks to Rebecca Robinett for organising the evening and of course the Group 59’ers for the music. Remember if you have only just joined our group , too late to attend, then hang on until next year and you too will enjoy.

WHITTLESEY (2)

 

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Funtams Lane (McCains) – 5th October 2019

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Now this has to be a record, 11 members at Funtams Lane collecting 25 bags of rubbish along with the usual assorted brickabrack and of course the in thing to have, a mattress. A big thank you to all those eleven people.

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The Guildenburg Boat Re-Launch

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The re-launch of the Guildenburg boat took place today. It was thanks to Brian Barlow and partner Hilary of March who made it all possible by donating his boat that he had at the Mepal Fishing Lake, which was of no further use to him. He kindly agreed to cut the official ribbon declaring it ” sea worthy ” and wished them all well ( flowers) that would sail in her.The boat had been transported back to Whittlesey where it was refurbished and painted by Alan Hobbs. Replacing a fading boat which we already had at this location which is sponsored by the NISA convenience stores. The weather was kind to us and altogether there were 22 volunteer Street Pride members also attending were Councillors Eamonn Dorling and David Davies. A big thank you to Lisa Hobbs catering, Alan Hobbs logistics and Peter Davies transport attending.

THE LAUNCH OF THE GUILDENBURG BOAT 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019

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Crosswayhand / Stonald Road 21st September 2019

CROSSWAY HANDSTONALD ROAD 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019

Always a good place to litter pick and this morning we were not disappointed, Alan even found a push chair. I hasten to add without a baby still in it along the A605 garage / bus stop area. Fourteen volunteers attended and picked 19 bags of rubbish plus one push chair. Thanks to all those that attended.

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The Beet Cutter Launch Grosvenor Road thanks to Tesco’s “Bags for Help” Scheme – 14th September 2019

TESCO STAFF AND MAYOR CUT RIBBON 14TH SEPTEMBER 2019Today saw the official launch of the Beet Cutter thanks to a contribution from Tesco’s “Bags of Help ” scheme, the sun was out making it a glorious day, all those attending enjoying the very informal atmosphere. We were very grateful to Katie & Laura from Tesco’s Community Department who cut the official opening ribbon for us. Twenty five members including the The Mayor Julie Windle plus friends joined in the celebration, toasting the event with Preseco and sausage rolls. A special thanks to Lisa Hobbs for the catering, Alan Hobbs logistics and Peter Davies transport.

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The Whittlesey Festival – 8th September 2019

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The prize kindly donated by Tesco Hampton’s

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The happy attendee’s

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The lucky ticket is Drawn by Councillor David Mason.

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The winner of the Chocolate cake and bottle of Preseco.

Thank you to the 14 Street Pride volunteers that supported us at  the Whittlesey  Festival  today. It was a really good day with I assume a record attendance. It does get better every year , of course the weather was very kind although rather chilly early morning. In total we collected 12 bags of rubbish from around the festival throughout the day, again thank you.

A big thank you to Councillor David Mason for making the prize draw , see photograph below, we took over £135 in donations  the winning ticket being 911.

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The Lattersey litter Pick + Lattersey Nature Reserve Open Day. 24th August 2019

LATTERSEY LITTER PICK 24TH AUGUST 2019

EAMONN DORLING ALL ALONE LATTERSEY LITTER PICK 24TH AUGUST 2019

DAVE PALMER ALL ALONE LATTERSEY LITTER PICK 2019

LATTERSEY OPEN DAY 24TH AUGUST 2019

What a glorious day to have a litter pick and a stall at the Lattersey Open Day in New Road. Twelve members / volunteers attended and helped towards the grand total of fifteen full bags. Well done to those volunteers. Then there was Alan Hobbs, Fred Mills and Peter Davies who stayed on and staffed the stand. Two prospective members were also signed up.

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The Summer Party – 17th August 2019 by kind permission of Alan & Lisa Hobbs.

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It was the  Whittlesey Street Pride Party, by kind permission of Alan & Lisa Hobbs. Lisa did all of the catering, well done and oh so tasty. Everyone is agreed that again it was a great afternoon and most successful. A big thanks to all those that attended plus the (forefront) Wilson & Bertie the two dogs.

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The Manor Field litter pick – 17th August 2019

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This was an astounding attendance for such a sunny day, not only did we get the usual suspects, we had also four new members. Welcome to Kirsty, Hayden, Bradley and Patrick Nightingale. We had in total 17 members and collected 20 bags of rubbish, well done to all that attended.

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Rose Garden clean up — 16th August 2019

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The Rose Garden in Church Street had really become a jungle and needed tender loving care. In other words, it needed a really good weeding and pruning. Five trusty people decided to tackle the task, pruning shears hack saws at the ready, after two hours the “jungle” had been torn down and a nice looking garden again had again appeared. Thanks to David & Margaret Palmer, Jen Robinson, Alan Hobbs and Peter Davies. Then it was off with a very full trailer of the cuttings, which with the help of D&M plus Peter were soon disposed of.

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Morton’s Leame litter pick – 3rd August 2019

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Today’s litter pick took place at the Morton’s Leame just off the Thorney Road. Twenty volunteers attended which was a wonderful achievement, I must also welcome two new members to our team, namely Angela & Abigail who joined us for the first time. The rubbish never ceases to amaze and 30 bags were collected in total along with four road works signs.

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Dave Prebble – member of Whittlesey Street Pride

Dave Prebble one of our group, left us today and will be sadly missed, Our thoughts go out to Jackie his wife who is also a member and his two daughters. It was good to see so many of his friends attending from other societies, that he was also a member of.

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Drybread Road –  20th July 2019 litter pick

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THE DRYBREAD LITTER PICK 20TH JULY 2019

A good day to go litter picking, today we were located in the lay-by outside the football ground at Drybread Road, where we found plenty of rubbish and associated debris. Fifteen members in all attended and a big welcome to Councillor Eamonn Dorling who joined us this morning. We  easily collected in the time 18 bags, well done to all . 

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Margaret Harris – sponsor of “Here comes Harris”

MARGARET HARRIS FUNERAL 15TH JULY 2019 (2)

Margaret was one of our first sponsors at Whittlesey Street Pride, a very amicable person, who had a wonderful business acumen. Margaret did not suffer fools gladly and would soon point out to them, the error of their ways. She was there for us and did not hesitate at any time to sponsor the “Pride of Whittlesey” which is located at the truck stop in Kings Delph.

Nice to have known you Margaret you were a fantastic person and will be sadly missed, but remembered with great fondness.

Rest In Peace.

Sincere condolences to  the family.

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Kings Delph litter pick – 6th July 2019

KINGS DELPH LITTERPICK 6TH JULY 2019

Nine volunteers attended today’s litter pick at the Kings Delph Truck Stop Cafe collecting a total of ten bags of rubbish and assorted debris. Whilst they were litter picking Alan Hobbs mowed the extremely long grass in the rain. Being so long, it not only obscured the boat, but it also looked very untidy. Thank you Alan, also our thanks to the owners of the Truck Stop Cafe who provided refreshments free of charge to us.

LITTER KINGS DELPH 6TH JULY 2019

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Station Road Litter Pick – 22nd June 2019

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The weather was brilliant and the turn out of members was good, we had 12 attending. We still managed to collect 14 bags of rubbish of an assorted nature. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Gavin Davey as a new member.

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Funtams Lane litter pick  –  8th June 2019

Funtams Lane was unfortunately rained off, although we did have 8 hardy members attend. C Nicholas, Jen Robertson, John McIntosh, Fred Mills, David Palmer, Phil Knighton, Ayshea Sanders,Alan Hobbs and Peter Davies. Thank you for attending in such inclement ( it poured down) weather.

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The Coates Plough gets a make over – 6th June 2019

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The Plough completed with a new paint job.

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The Plough at Coates is now de-weeded, it has also been sanded and re-painted in traditional colours as befitting a plough of it age and calibre. Thanks go to Alan Hobbs, David Palmer, Peter Davies plus Bob Wicks Councillor who was in attendance this morning

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New bedding plants – it has begun – 1st June 2019

THE PLOUGH PLOUGH ROAD REPLANTED 1ST JUNE 2019

So it begins again for another seasons planting. This morning saw David & Margaret Palmer, Gill & Dick Green plus Peter Davies re-manuring and digging in at the Plough in Plough Road, The Windmill Street planters and the planters and boat at The Delph. All were then replanted with geraniums, marigolds and allysoms. Three down and three more to go plus Station Road boat.only the manure and digging over at this location. The flowers are supplied by Westfield Nursery which D&M plant, as and when supplied.

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Lattersey Nature Reserve – 25th May 2019

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A very good morning indeed, the weather being excellent with bright hot sunshine with 18 members attending including two Councillors namely Ray Whitwell and David Davies. The rubbish was of the usual order, but not so much as the last litter pick at this location, does this mean that the public are learning.

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The Three Horseshoes Turves – 11th May 2019

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Turves, this was an amazing turnout of 15 members  and two Councillors namely, Councillor David Davies and Councillor Ray Whitwell plus 3 new members. Welcome to Ayshea, Kiri and Laura. The rubbish picked was also credible totalling 21 bags of rubbish plus assorted signs, metal and a razor scooter. Good weather helped along with good humour, making an enjoyable morning. Well done everybody and see you all again on the 25th May at the Lattersey Nature Reserve

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Mortons Leame Litter Pick – 27th April 2019

LITTER PICK AT MORTONS LEAME 26TH APRIL 2019

This morning we had 10 heroic members who braved not only the cold but also the intensely cold high winds. They managed to collect 12 bags of rubbish before retiring to the warmth of their homes. I would like to thank those ten people for their attendance.. Photography by PD

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Bassinghally Road / Drybread Road  –  13th April 2019

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Well done and there are more bags down the road to be collected.

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This morning we gathered an amount of rubbish ( 16 bags ) that defies belief, there is possibly three times as much again still in the hedgerows. Must say that somebody somewhere, is having great party by the amount of empty vodka bottles found. A special thank you to all, especially Jackie Prebble and also two new members Tom & Sophie who joined us this morning. We then retired to the Straw Bear for coffee where Lucy & Selina looked after us.

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Kings Delph Litter pick  –  30th March 2019

KINGS DELPH 30TH MARCH 2019

A really fantastic day, the sun was shining , what more can we ask for ? Out there in country it was very hot indeed, unlike other times when you thought that you were standing in a fridge. Thanks everybody that attended all 9 of you who then proceeded to collect 19 bags of rubbish plus other debris. David Palmer had to leave early hence he is not in the photograph.

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The Rose Garden new signage – 18th March 2019

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Thanks to David Palmer & Peter Davies the new sign on the Rose Garden was erected. The Muffin Oven being our main sponsor, never knew just how much of a trapeze artist David was until this morning. Thank you David for the use of your time and tools.

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Gothic House Litter Pick 16th March 2019

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Today at the Gothic House location 12 trustee members embarked into a strong wind. The result was 19 bags of rubbish and assorted debris. Well done to those hardy few for their perseverance against the elements.

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The Manor Leisure Centre litter pick – 2nd March                                                                                                   2019

MANOR FIELD 2ND MARCH 2019

A day that started wet, but cleared in time for the litter pick. Twelve members attended and in turn collected 15 bags of rubbish from in and around the Manor Leisure Centre.

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Stonald Road / Crossway Hand – 16th February 2019

This was an epic day, 12 members attending and collecting 30 bags of rubbish and assorted items. This must be one of the best litter picks for a long, long time. All I can do is say well done to all those attending and that you are a credit to Street Pride. Thanks also go to Mick of FDC for  collecting these bags.

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Kings Delph litterpick  –  2nd February 2019

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Brave or what, Jen Robertson, Chris Nicholas, BGE, Alan and myself managed to brave the elements and attend this mornings litter pick out in the “wilds” of Kings Delph. Still managed to pick 6 bags of litter before calling it a day and retiring to the Truck Stop Cafe, the owners in appreciation supplied us with refreshments. Thank you to them as they said it was a just a tad cold to be litter picking.

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Straw Bear clear-up  –  20th January 2019

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This morning or should I say the morning after Straw Bear was the best we have seen for years. The debris that usually follows such an event was to say “minor” to past years. This mornings volunteers still managed to collect 22 bags of assorted rubbish, well done. It was then time to retire to  The George  (Weatherspoons)  for a well deserved cup of coffee. Again it was thanks to all for attending on such a very, very cold morning

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The New Years morning litter pick – The Butter Cross                                             January 1st 2019

 

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A Happy New Year to all of our members, this morning saw 14 of you attend our New Years Day litter pick on the Butter Cross. It was truly remarkable, the sun shone and after all it is January, yes, a great day to be out litter picking. We were able to collect a bountiful 17 bags of rubbish, well done. Afterwards, we all retired to the George (Weatherspoons) for refreshments supplied by our Vice Chairman ( acting Chairman this morning in the Chairman’s absence) thanks Alan.

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