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Clean for the Queen

6 Cross Green ,Debenham,IP14 6RW

05 Mar 2016

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The Litterpickers will be out taking part in the national event'Clean for the Queen' We will meet at Dove Cottage , at 10 a.m. and again at midday.We look forward to more people joining us for our third day of action! Debenham Litterpickers Spring Clean Up-Clean for the Queen Despite very cold, very wet weather, on Saturday 5th March 35 people turned out to remove litter and fly tipping from ditches, footpaths, woodlands and hedgerows. Over 130kg of litter (30 bags) were collected by Mid Suffolk the following Monday. The amazing team were based at Dove Cottage, enjoyed lunch, met up with old friends and made new ones! It was wonderful to have Debenham Beaver Scouts join us. Debenham Parish Council, Babergh and Mid Suffolk Council and Debenhamlitterpickers worked together on this event. If you are aware of fly tipping or frequent littering, please contact Martin Loveridge Parish Councillor loveridgemartin@yahoo.co.uk or Joy Walton Debenhamlitterpickers joyw@btinternet.com.

If you would like to adopt an area please get in touch –equipment and advice on avoiding risk will be provided. Further strategies are intended to reduce –even stop?!-littering and fly tipping in and around our village. Everyone is welcome to join Debenhamlitterpickers –details to follow for the Autumn clean ! .

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past Events

Big Spring clean up

Meet at Dove Cottage St Mary's church Debenham IP 14 9.30 -12

Autumn clean up

Dove Cottage, St Mary's Church Debenham 9.30a.m A good turn out for a drizzly morning!!21 people, 48kg ( or 9 bags) collected. 2 incidents of fly tipping reported. Debenham cubs picked up 4kgs on 10t...

Clean up for Mother Earth!

Meet at Dove Cottage, St Mary's Church Debenham, at 9.30 for briefing- work in groups throughout the Parish.Return to Dove Cottage for pizza, drinks and cake! Help with every aspect of the day welcome...

Autumn clean up!

The Debenham Scouts and volunteers -Dove Cottage Debenham 9.30 for 10 a.m. start- brunch back at Dove Cottage . Amazing turn out -over 40 people , all keen to keep Debenham lanes, ditches, hedgerows s...

Spring clean up

dove cattage, 9.30 for 10 start- pizza, cake , fruit and tea and coffee lunch to follow. a great turn out, yet again, of about 25 people- including people who have joined us for the first time, so goo...

Litterpick September 2017

Autumn clean-Saturday September 30th 2017.Meet at Dove Cottage, 9.30-10, return to dove cottage for pizza and refresments, 12ish.all welcome !!

Spring clean up-Mother Earth

Meet at Dove Cottage Debenham at 10 am and again at 12. Pizza, cake and tea and coffee available. Wow, what a turn out! 37 people in the morning and 6 in the afternoon. 103 kg collected plus 8kg of ...

Autumn pickup

Autumn litter pick, based at Dove cottage, 10 a.m. start, with 2 sessions .Equipment provided and refreshments available .We're hoping for a big turn out, this our 4th pick up day. Next move- more po...

October2016 pickupday

Meet at Dove Cottage Saturday 15th October 2016 Pizza, cake and drinks provided ! Debenham Litter Pick October 15th 2016. The weather was perfect for the 4th Debenham litter pick day. We shared pizz...

Debenham Litter Pick

Saturday 2 May at 10am and 12 noon. Meet at Dove Cottage. Refreshments and equipment provided. Area to be confirmed on the day. Contact Debenham Parish Council Clerk on 01473 787861 or Just turn up...

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