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Community clean up can be fun

Haverhill's town clerk, Colin Poole
Haverhill's town clerk, Colin Poole

There’s expected to be widespread support for a community clean up in Haverhill next month.

The clean up, which is being organised by the town council on behalf of One Haverhill, will take place on March 20 and 21.

People will be encouraged to pick up litter, tidy up verges and clean up sites across the town.

“I hope to see a good turn out,” said town clerk, Colin Poole. “We’ve encouraged businesses and schools to take part.

“It’s one of those weird things, if you’re out on a litter pick with some friends, it can be weirdly fun.

“You can contribute and you can find it quite satisfying.

“We do provide gloves. You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff you pick up. People should still be careful.

“At the end of the day, though, it’s our town. It’s where we live. Shop owners can paint the front of their shop or people can mow the grass on the road by their house. No one’s going to complain.”

Haverhill’s mayor, Roger André, noted that the clean up would help people feel pride in their community.

“It’s about what you can do for your town,” he said. “It’s something we can all benefit from, we should all be proud of where we live.”

The town council is expected to agree a budget of somewhere in the region of £2,000 at a meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 3.

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