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Manor Leisure Field – 9th October 2021

The Manor was as usual a challenge, but our intrepid team soldiered on and collected 17 bags of rubbish and an assortment of bric-brac. Well done to those fifteen members that attended including two new attendee’s that joined us for the first time, I would like to welcome Ian & Julie to the group. Our next meeting will be at Kings Delph, meeting at the Truck Stop Café at 10am on the 23rd October

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Lattersey Nature Reserve 25th September 2021

At the end we are here, but unfortunately some have had to leave early hence only four of the nine members who attended. Nine bags plus an array of other debris were collected. Thanks to all of those that attended

Michael and Margaret were a little too much engrossed in the litter picking activities and forgot the time, this is why they have their own picture.

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The Big Bash – 12th September 2021

The Big Bash was a really well attended day, in all seventeen members attended. We also had a marquee in which a we had a donations table, included was the chance of winning a really wonderful huge chocolate cake. The total donations at the end of the day came to £60
The lucky winners of the chocolate cake who to say the least were totally overjoyed. We have to thank Tesco Hamptons for donating this prize, thank you

Early in the morning at 7.30am / 8.30am Alan Hobbs and Peter Davies respectively attended the Manor to help set up the field. Signs, marquee’s had to be erected, bins to be strategically placed all over the fields and everything else that might be needed. Then throughout the day, attended to the smooth running of proceedings. At the end of the festivities, the reverse had to happen, dismantling everything that was necessary and clearing the site. As a result of Alan and Peters hard work throughout the day, Whittlesey Street Pride received a donation of £200.

Todays donations total – £260

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The Coates Fete – 11th September 2021

The Coates Fete was well attended by our members, eleven in total who collected seven bags of assorted rubbish. Some of the litter pickers enjoying a joke.
Martin enjoying the day, thanks Martin & Sandra

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Robert Boddington – Citizen of the Year 2021

Well done Rob on attaining the Citizen Of The Year Award along with Josh Thomson who was the Young Citizen of The Year, both deserve every applaud for attaining these awards.
Some of our Street Pride members join in the celebration, acknowledging Robs dedication to the Town of Whittlesey

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28th August 2021 – Gothic House Litter Pick

The litter pick this morning was a great success with nineteen members attending. Many small items such as house sale signs, bric-a-brac were collected from the hedgerows along with 21 bags of assorted rubbish, Eamonn Dorling again exceeded the norm by collecting nigh on a bag of empty cans alone, which he will now crush and place in the Helipad container which is located in the Ivy Leaf car park. Again my thanks to all who attended.

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Benches officially opened at the Manor Leisure Complex – 14th August 2021

Today was the official opening of the Street Pride benches, these have been sponsored by The Glassmoor Wind Farm, Whittlesey Town Council and are to be maintained by Whittlesey Street Pride. All monies were raised by Councilor Roy Gerstner and project managed by Whittlesey Street Pride Vice Chairman Alan Hobbs. Groundworks were done by Phil Brannigan Groundworks. The official opening was performed by Roy Gerstner, Ray Whitwell and Julie Windle accompanied by members of Street Pride, a well worth project completed on time and to budget, Well done to all that made this possible

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14th August 2021 – Ivy Leaf car park and vicinity

Another litter pick at the Ivy Leaf car park and vicinity, although we should have been at the Kings Delph lay-by, this was cancelled due to logistical reasons. A good turn out of ten people who still managed to collect 21 bags of rubbish and assorted car debris. Well done to those that were able to attend. Eamonn Dorling increased his tally of crushed cans to 800 plus which were deposited into the Heleipad collection bin, well done Eamonn.

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31st July – Ivy Leaf Car Park – 2021

Today saw our first litter pick since March 2020, it was attended by 21 members and they managed to collect in total 36 bags of rubbish plus the front skirt off a lorry with number plate still attached. The Helipad can bank was also filled by Eamonn Dorling who had quite a bag full . The weather was also good for us and added to the days fun. Well done to all and I look forward to seeing you at our next litter pick at the Truck Stop layby at Kings Delph on the 14th August 2021. Again my thanks to everybody.

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Martin & Sandra go tunnelling, not mountaineering.

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Caesar Smith 1930 – 2021 R.I.P

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Ramsey Road grass cutting – 13th July 2021

Before and after cutting

After it was cut

Early Tuesday morning like 6.30am the lawn mowers were out cutting the grass at the Ramsey Road site. It is still not being cut by Highways although many requests have been made either by myself or through our co-ordinator, this is and has been over four years. Prior to this, they the the highways used to mow the grass verges from Ramsey Road heading in a westerly direction towards Pondersbridge. They then proceeded over the railway upto the lay-bye on the left, they then crossed the road heading down the road in an easterly direction cutting the verges and also the lay – bye where our boat is located. Now they only cut the grass on the Ramsey Road upto the railway , they then turn around and disappear into a side road.

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The Re- planting of our Gateway Projects – 18th June 2021

Plough Road with Gill & Dick Green and Margaret Palmer
The Delph Boat
Mill Road Barrels
Westfields Station Road
Kings Delph Boat
Ramsey Road Boat

The Gateway Projects have all now been completed, re-planted with flowers ready for another season of colour. This was only complete as a result of the sterling work by David Palmer, Margaret Palmer, Gill Green, Dick Green plus Peter Davies (Ramsey Road)

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The Plough at Plough Road re-painted – 8th June 2021

A great day to re-paint the plough at Plough Road, bright sun and good for more or less instant drying. We all chose a colour and hey presto the plough looks great again. David Palmer on blue, Alan Hobbs on brown/white followed by Peter Davies on red. Thank you team for such a great job well done.

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Knowley Park children’s play area 6th June 2021

You build a new children’s play park and then the people around there allegedly lever open a couple of fence panels and uses it as a dumping ground

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Ramsey Road Grass Cutting – 5th June 2021

Ramsey Road grass cutting, early one morning, 6.30am to be precise. All that rain had made it grow as if it was on steroids, but after some time a good job was done. Thanks to Alan Hobbs and Peter Davies

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The Delph Boat gets new earth plus installation of two new planters – 2nd June 2021

Some happy faces after all the work had been accomplished. It was done but not without incident as the the supplied earth was not of the quality expected, also the hoops from the old barrels were left behind. A big thanks to Dick, and Tom Green ( who was suppose to be on holiday) Chris Nicholas, David Palmer, Peter Davies The ring master was Alan Hobbs who ordered, painted and arranged the whole happening.

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Ramsey Road Lay-by gets an early morning grass cut – 29th May 2021

The Ramsey Road lay-by had an early morning grass cut. When I say early, I mean at 7am in the morning. Having waited so, so long for Highways to do the job, it was decided that we would do it ourselves, A great job done, thanks to Alan Hobbs and assisted by Peter Davies.

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Ayshea Sanders 11th July 1974 – 11th April 2021

Ayshea had been a member for many years and was dedicated to helping others. Apart from being a member of Whittlesey Street Pride, she also did a huge amount of work for the Doris Banham Dog Rescue. Not only helping at the rescue but also raising funds by for instance jumping out of a plane and sky diving back to ground. This was just one of the countless achievements raising money for good causes. She will be sadly missed for her wonderful personality and sense of humour. Rest in piece.

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Rob Boddington is finding the same problem

Rob Boddington has and is finding the same problems constantly along the Benwick Road. The people still do not understand do they .

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Sandra & Martin are still out there

Still litter picking after all this lock down. Martin and Sandra are still out there litter picking and keeping Station Road clean, the general public unfortunately did not take a break from dropping litter hence his full bag.

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Fenland Youth Radio – Pride in Whittlesey Awards 18th April 2021

Congratulations to all members, Fenland Youth Radio had a ” Pride of Whittlesey ” Awards on Sunday evening. The judgement was based on public participation, we WON the Environmental Award. 
We are now proud possessors of a certificate and a glass trophy, pictures below. It was a hard job trying to get a good picture due to the silver engraving disappearing in the light, but I did try !

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Frankie’s D of E – Helipads for Hospitals

The Big Red Bin for can recycling has finally been delivered! It is in the Ivy Leaf car park in Whittlesey (next to the other recycling bins). The final art work is being added to the bin today and as of 3pm this afternoon (17th April) it is ready to use.All aluminium can be placed into the bin – it even has a can crusher on the front to crush your cans. Please continue to recycle and support Helipads For Hospitals

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You thought you had it bad here !

Merthyr Tydfil Council received many complaints about the rubbish strewn A470 into the town. It was decided to send a team out for a day to remedy the complaint. When they had finished a total of 1480 bags of rubbish and assorted debris had been collected.

See you all again soon covid laws permitting – until then keep safe and abide by the rules

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