Ely Wildspace SpringClean: a load of rubbish!

30 April, 2008 In glorious spring sunshine more than sixty people took part in a Spring Clean of Ely Wildspace on Saturday 26th April. Teams of litter pickers spread out across Ely Common, around Roswell pits and along both banks of the river. Along the way they collected the usual cans and bottles plus a sofa, a trampoline, a motor, a microwave oven complete with its own box and a can of creosote. The total weight of the rubbish removed was almost a ton, excluding the sofa. The Litter pickers’ afternoon ended with tea and scones on the Sailing Club lawn.
LCPRE worked with The Wildlife Trust to organize this Clean Up and were delighted with the response from young and old alike. Many thanks to all who took part. We are hoping to organize similar events through out the year so that this well loved and much used area of Ely can be kept litter free.
A special thanks to Veolia, Boots, Superdrug, Travis Perkins, Pecks and Tesco and The Ely Pound Shop for their support.