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The Summer BBQ at Rose Cottage 13th August 2016

CHRIS&GERRY NICHOLAS, MIN MEAN, ROB BODDINGTON BBQ 13TH AUGUST 2016

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

30TH JULY 2016 MORTON LEAME

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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19th JULY 2016 MAINTENANCE OF PLOUGH ROAD AND WINDMILL STREET                                                                                  

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

PLOUGH ROAD TIDY UP 24TH JULY 2016

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

TIDY UP WINDMILL STREET 24TH JULY 2016

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

WILD FLOWERS MANOR FIELD 19TH JULY 2016

The usual suspects attend and clear the wild flower beds.

WILD FLOWER BED MANOR FIELD 19TH JULY 2016

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.

779  JULY 12TH 2016 RAMSEY ROAD WITH ALAN HOBBS ON THE MOWER

Chris Nicholas hard at it.

780  CHRIS NICHOLAS RAMSEY ROAD MOWING 12TH JULY 2016

The happy cutting crew.

781   12TH JULY 2016 THE CUTTING CREW

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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772  PLOUGH GARDEN JULY 4TH 2016 MAINTAINANCE

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

JUNE 12TH BOWER BENCH REPAINT

and afterwards.

JUNE 12TH BOWER BENCH FINISHED COLOUR

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

THE PLOUGH GARDEN 23RD APRIL 2016 (2)

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.

Future Events:

Saturday 13th February   10am                                                                                                     (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE FROM THE PREVIOUS EMAIL)

Whittlesey Cemetery Maintenance

Meet at the Main Gate entrance on Cemetery Road Whittlesey

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Wednesday 10th February  7pm

Whittlesey Street Pride Management Committee meeting

The Meeting Room at The Manor Leisure Centre (next to the main hall).

We still have spaces for 2 new committee members. If you could give up an hour every couple of months to shape the future of Whittlesey Street Pride then you would be very welcome.

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Wednesday 17th February  7:30pm

Bi-Monthly meeting in Whittlesey Town Hall.

All members and friends welcome to attend.

Thank you to all who attended today.

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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.

Future Events

Saturday 23rd January     10:30am

Park Lane School, Park Lane, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1JB

Clean up and maintenance of the garden and children’s play area.

Join us at 10.30am along with parents and councillors

Saturday 30th January   10am

Mortons Leam

Meet in the layby (Long Drove) just outside of the town on the B1040 towards Dog in a Doublet.

Saturday 13th February   10am

The Cemetery

Meet the main gate of the Cemetery , Cemetery Road Whittlesey

Wednesday 10th February  7pm

Whittlesey Street Pride Management Committee meeting

The Meeting Room at The Manor Leisure Centre (next to the hall).

We still have spaces for 2 new members who could give up an hour every couple of months to shape the future of Whittlesey Street Pride

 

Wednesday 17th February  7:30pm   (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FROM PREVIOUS EMAIL)

Bi-Monthly meeting in Whittlesey Town Hall

All members and friends welcome to attend.

Thank you to all who attended today. Without your support there would be no Pride.

I look forward to seeing you at the Park Lane School maintenance event.

 

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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.

Future Events

Wednesday 6th January    7am

Management Committee meeting at the Manor Leisure Centre meeting room
We currently have room for 3 members to join the management committee. If you could give up an hour every couple of months to shape the future of Whittlesey Street Pride then please email our chairman Fred Mills (Pongofred1@sky.com).

Sunday 17th January   10am

Straw Bear Festival clean-up

Meet in the Market Square

Saturday 30th January   10am

Mortons Leam

Meet in the layby (Long Drove) just outside of the town on the B1040 towards Dog in a Doublet.

Saturday 13th February   10am

King’s Delph

Meet in the layby on the A605

Wednesday 17th February  7:30pm

Bi-Monthly meeting in Whittlesey Town Hall

Thank you to all who attended today. Without your support there would be no Street  Pride.