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King’s Lynn parkrun volunteers help pick up litter after Fawkes in the Walks fireworks



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A team of 22 volunteers from King’s Lynn parkrun turned out early on Saturday morning to help the Borough parks staff clear up The Walks following the fantastic Fawkes in the Walks firework display.

More than 40 bags of rubbish were collected by the volunteers during the sweep of the park, which they did not find surprising given the record-breaking crowds who attended the Friday night event.

Borough operations manager, Claire Thompsett said: “We always appreciate having the parkrun volunteers here to help the Borough team, who work hard to ensure The Walks is back to its normal self as quickly as possible. The extra pairs of hands make a big difference.”

Parkrun litter pick to clear The Walks following the Fawkes in the Walks event.
Parkrun litter pick to clear The Walks following the Fawkes in the Walks event.

King’s Lynn parkrun event director Gary Walker said: “The parkrun team wanted to do their bit in helping the staff who maintain The Walks, who do such a good job in looking after the park, to get it cleared as quickly as possible.

"This has become a normal routine for us now and as there was no display last year, we expected there would be more to do this year."

The photo shows volunteers from King’s Lynn parkrun with borough operations manager Claire Thompsett first on the left.



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