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Litter picks, eco-warriors and pen recycling

PUBLISHED: 10:39 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:54 07 March 2019

Litter pickers during the Great British Spring Clean in Woodbridge.

Litter pickers during the Great British Spring Clean in Woodbridge.

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Transition Woodbridge have provided their latest environmental update with news of the Great British Spring Clean.

The Great British Spring Clean

For the fourth year, Woodbridge will be joining this nationwide clean-up campaign with litter picking events in streets, car parks and open spaces.

On Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 there will be sessions in both the morning, from 10am to about 12 noon, and afternoon, 2.30pm to about 4.30pm.

On Sunday, March 24 Transition Woodbridge will be litter picking in the morning only from 10am to 12 noon. Volunteers aged over 16 are invited to join an event to help tidy up the town.

For families with children who want to help there will be special ‘Pick and Play’ events in the town’s parks – on Sunday, April 7 in Fen Meadow, on Saturday, April 13 in Kingston Fields and on Sunday, April 14 in Elmhurst Park,

These sessions will start at 10.30am and last about an hour and a half.

If you would like to join in email Carol to register for an event or get more information.

Litter picking equipment will be provided.

Transition Woodbridge new recruits and eco-warriors

Last weekend nine new fruit trees were planted at Balliol Close, Queens Avenue and Oxford Drive. These trees were donated by the Deben Rotary.

These will be watered and cared for by Transition Woodbridge for the next 3 to 4 years, if you would like to help get in touch.

This makes the total number of fruit trees we have planted 53 over the last 5 years.

Library recycling

Woodbridge Library are now collecting pens for Transition Woodbridge to recycle!

These will be sent to Terracycle, via Gusford Primary School as part of their ‘Turn Trash into Cash’ campaign.

It is fantastic that Gusford have taken this initiative and can earn money at the same time for their school but we would love a local Woodbridge or Melton school, church or business to take part, so we can help them raise money locally!

Woodbridge Library can accept “Any old pens, with or without lids, or lids without pens, including biros, highlighters, markers and felt tips. They will also accept old Tipex pots.”

Film screening

Transition Woodbridge will also be hosting a free film screening at The Longshed on Friday, March 29 at 7.30pm.

The film looks at the financial and environmental impact of bottled water.

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