Swaffham take pride in their community with spring clean-up

Official Launch of the Swaffham Clean-up Day, Swaffham Assembly Rooms by  Iceni Partnership 
Swaffham Mayor Paul Darby (centre) with organisers from Iceni, Jonathan Reed (front left) and Don Saunders (front right), along with others  involved from Swaffham, groups, clubs and schools
Official Launch of the Swaffham Clean-up Day, Swaffham Assembly Rooms by Iceni Partnership Swaffham Mayor Paul Darby (centre) with organisers from Iceni, Jonathan Reed (front left) and Don Saunders (front right), along with others involved from Swaffham, groups, clubs and schools

Swaffham Town Team launched its ‘Pride In Your Community’ initiative with a street spring clean in conjunction with local groups, schools, businesses and individuals.

More than 100 people of all ages turned up on Wednesday at Swaffham Assembly Rooms. Working with the support of Swaffham Town Council, Breckland District Council, Norfolk County Council Highway Rangers, Iceni Partnership and Serco, the clean-up is a spring-board to encourage residents to take a pride in their community all year round.

Up to now, 18 areas have already been allocated, covering some 50 per cent of the town. People and groups are encouraged to pledge a patch to look after at regular intervals throughout the year.

To entice people along, hot drinks were offered alongside storytelling to 30 Year 3 school children from Swaffham Junior Academy on environmental issues.

The Town Team looks at this as an ongoing objective to improve and expand local green spaces, making the environment more welcoming and used to its full potential.

Pictured above at the clean-up is Swaffham Mayor Paul Darby, centre, with organisers from Iceni, Jonathan Reed, front left, and Don Saunders, front right, along with others involved from Swaffham, groups, clubs and schools.

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