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Take off for Wisbech cadet litter heroes!

Wisbech air cadets have been presented with litter picking equipment to help take their volunteering efforts to new heights.

Wisbech ATC litter equipment

Wisbech ATC litter equipment

272 Wisbech Squadron Air Training Corp cadets are presented with new litter pickers to help their volunteering efforts. They are also pictured with Rebecca Robinett (first from left), Fenland District Council's Street Pride Co-ordinator, town and district councillor Sidney Imafidon (second from left), and Wisbech Mayor Peter Human (third from right).

272 Wisbech Squadron Air Training Corp cadets have received new litter pickers and bags from Fenland District Council's Street Pride initiative to help them with the litter picks they carry out during local events.

The cadets first put the equipment to use during the Wisbech Rock Festival last month.

As well as supporting other events with their efforts, the cadets are hoping to work alongside Wisbech Street Pride group to help tackle litter in key areas of the town.

The equipment will also help cadets with the volunteering element of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme which they're enrolled in.

Cllr Peter Murphy, the Council's Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "It's wonderful to see these cadets take pride in their local community and want to join the fight against the scourge of litter in our district. New volunteers are always welcome to join our amazing Street Pride groups, or we can always provide equipment like we've done with the cadets."

To find out more about the Street Pride initiative, including how to get involved with a group near you, visit our Street Pride webpage.

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August 2023

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