Milk bottle bridge starts across river

ELY s milk bottle bridge will already stretch a quarter of the way across the River Great Ouse thanks to a fantastic response from supporters. But more help is still needed and groups and companies committing to collect 400 bottles can have their names o

ELY's milk bottle bridge will already stretch a quarter of the way across the River Great Ouse thanks to a fantastic response from supporters.

But more help is still needed and groups and companies committing to collect 400 bottles can have their names on their own pontoon section.

One of the organisers of the project, Haddenham Cllr Ian Allen, said: "We must make sure we get enough bottles or we could end up building a pier.

The Ely Standard is supporting the project, which aims to break a world record, and will be building a section of the bridge during a fund-raising charity coffee morning on Thursday, April 19 between 10am and noon.


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Everyone is invited to come along and support the event which will raise money for the Ely Standard's Charity of the Year to be announced next week.

Cllr Allen, who laid out some of the giant collection of milk bottles in Ely's Jubilee Gardens on Saturday added: "This sea of bottles is a huge example of how much plastic we are producing and probably not recycling."

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"Loads of people stopped to look because it was crazy but high profile," added Cllr Allen.

A massive 14,100 milk bottles are needed to span the river in the bridge will be in place for the city's Classic Regatta on June 23.

INFO: Anyone interested in supporting the project can contact Cllr Jack Waterfall on 07767795895.

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