Litter picking and a big cake sale have kept community volunteers busy during September.
A team from Biggleswade Good Neighbours formed a litter pick task force on Saturday, September 9 and held a successful cake stall at the Fire Station open day on Saturday, September 16.
Good Neighbours volunteers did a thorough job collecting rubbish and sweeping the streets around Winston Crescent, on what was thankfully a lovely sunny morning.
The volunteers cleared general littering and also fly-tipping, so as well as collecting 20 bags of rubbish, there was a lawnmower, a wheelbarrow full of rubble, twisted metal shelving, beds and cabinets, a shopping trolley and a fair amount of construction material.
Biggleswade Town Council took it all away promptly to be disposed of, but the Good Neighbours team say this is a national problem that needs to be addressed.
The most recent event, at the Biggleswade Fire Station Open Day, was one of the project’s most successful ever.
There was a very impressive range of cakes and biscuits on offer, baked by Good Neighbours volunteers, and it sold out before the end of the event.
A spokeswoman said: “It was a fantastic occasion with an impressive turnout, and it was great to see so many people, young and old, from our vibrant community having fun.”
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