Sincil Bank residents recently supported The Great British Spring Clean, a national campaign calling on people to take action to help improve the environment on their doorstep. Residents volunteered their time to take part in a three day clean up event, starting on Friday 22nd March and finishing on Sunday 24th March, which was organised by local community group Maze Matters.
On Friday residents joined with children from St Peter at Gowts Primary School, Bishop King Primary School and The Nest Nursery, as well as staff from Tesco Canwick Road, 200 Degrees Coffee Shop, Mansions of the Future, and the Sincil Bank Neighbourhood Team for a full day of clearing litter from local streets.
Saturday saw efforts focused on the Sincil Bank River, with grappling hooks, harnesses and a canoe used to remove items discarded on the banks and in the water. On the final day residents targeted streets around the Pelham Bridge area of the neighbourhood with support offered from Bridge Church. Across the three-day event over 75 bags of litter were filled, in additional to several larger items collected, and emphasises the hard work, dedication and care Sincil Bank residents have for improving their community.
The Great British Spring Clean is just one example of the efforts and activities that local Sincil Bank residents are taking to enhance where they live, and there is real passion and commitment to make the neighbourhood a thriving place to live. If you would like to find out more about resident led activities taking place in the Sincil Bank area, please contact Alice Carter, Community Organiser for Sincil Bank: firstname.lastname@example.org