Ely is treated to a Spring clean make-over

PUBLISHED: 14:47 04 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:14 04 April 2016

Mayor of Ely and her big clean-up (PHOTO: Mike Rouse)

Mayor of Ely and her big clean-up (PHOTO: Mike Rouse)

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Ely was treated to a spring clean when volunteers grabbed bin bags and gloves to go litter picking around the city.

Mayor of Ely and her big clean-up (PHOTO: Mike Rouse)Mayor of Ely and her big clean-up (PHOTO: Mike Rouse)

The pick and choose clean up day gave people a chance to choose their own area to improve or join in tidying other areas already planned including the town centre and High Street, the riverside, the Maltings Cottage and Jubilee Gardens.

The pick started at 10am at the Volunteers’ Centre in Forehill and ended at mid day when everybody returned with full bags ready for a much needed cup of tea and cake provided by Tesco.

“We already have lots of volunteers from VCAEC, Perspective, City of Ely Council, District Council, Ely District Scouts and Ely Hereward Rotary Club,” said Mayor of Ely Councillor Lis Every.

“The City of Ely Council will be working with Perspective to identify areas which need more TLC than just a litter pick and a ‘to do’ list will be compiled for action by the appropriate agencies.

Mayor of Ely and her big clean-up (PHOTO: Mike Rouse)Mayor of Ely and her big clean-up (PHOTO: Mike Rouse)

“We are hoping that once the areas are cleaned, local residents and businesses will maintain the work that has been done by our wonderful volunteers.

“It will be a real opportunity for groups of people to work together to improve areas of the city that need it.”

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