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Residents urged to rally together to form group

Do you live in Wimblington? Want to help set up a new Street Pride group for the village? Then come together this Saturday, September 16, when it is hoped a new group will be launched following a community litter pick.

Villagers are being urged to join forces for what could become the district's 15th Street Pride group, making a real difference to their local community.

The litter pick will begin at 10am, with volunteers asked to meet at the Parish Hall in Addison Road. It will be followed by a meeting in the hall to welcome members and officially constitute the group at 11am.

All equipment for the litter pick will be provided, and everyone taking part is asked to wear suitable footwear and clothing. Children are more than welcome to join in too, although under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

To enable the group to be constituted, the following roles will need to be filled:

  • Chair - chairs all meetings, assigns tasks, is the group spokesperson.

  • Vice Chair - will act on behalf of the chair in his/her absence.

  • Secretary - minute group meetings and issue invitations for future meetings. The secretary will also deal with all relevant correspondence to and from the group.

  • Treasurer - in charge of finances, ensuring that financial records are kept and annual financial reports prepared.

Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Environment, said an initial meeting held in Wimblington in July demonstrated a lot of interest for a Street Pride group being set up.

"Now is the time for residents to come together and form a new group and make Wimblington an even better place to live," he said. "Our Street Pride volunteers make such a difference to their communities, and Wimblington will soon be able to reap the benefits too."

For more information contact Street Pride coordinator Rebecca Robinett on 01354 654321 or email: streetpride@fenland.gov.uk

Article added: September 13, 2017