Volunteers of all ages work together to clean up the streets of Ely

PUBLISHED: 12:45 24 October 2017

Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse

Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse

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Ely residents of all ages came together on Sunday to help clean up the litter in Ely city centre accompanied by Richard Hobbs, Mayor of Ely.

Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse

Thirty six people from scouts to councillors picked up their bags and litter pickers and made sure Ely was spotless and free of any rubbish.

Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse

It was a two hour project starting at 10am Sunday 22 and they worked their way up from the city centre to the railway station.

Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse

Cllr Hobbs said: “It was a very good turnout with great community spirit.

Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse

“If there are people out cleaning up the streets, others will see and hopefully then make sure everything goes in the bin. We’re putting pride back into the city.”

Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse Thirty six volunteers from scouts to councillors litter picking the streets Ely and making sure it was spotless and free of any rubbish. Photo: Mike Rouse

“If everyone cleaned their own area once or twice a week we’d manage to keep the litter down in Ely”

“I’d like to thank all of the volunteers, they were very cheerful demonstrated a great community spirit”

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