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Great British Spring Clean – Fulwell and Roker

ByEmily

Mar 16, 2018

SPRING clean ups in Fulwell and Roker are being supported by Sunderland City Council.

* On Saturday 24 March you can meet at Roker Beach between 2 and 4pm as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean up #LitterHeroes

* On Wednesday 28 March between 10am and 1pm, more than 100 young people, including pupils from Monkwearmouth Academy, are helping to litter pick in Fulwell’s Cut Throat Dene with the Friends of Fulwell. See: More details here

Both events are open to everyone in the community and all are welcome.

The council’s North Area committee is supporting the clean up events as one of its Raising Aspiration Projects.

Councillor Denny Wilson, Chair of the committee, said: “We all need to remind ourselves that we all have a duty of care to help keep our city clean and green.

“There’s too much litter blighting our city and, indeed, all of our region. Our work here is helping people to get outdoors, get active, and to get together and help with clearing litter.

“It’s as much about encouraging community and city pride as it is about cleaning up.

“Let’s remember that we can all make a difference if we all work together.”

Sunderland Community Action Group (SCAG) are a member of St Peter’s Youth & Community Partnership that work with young people and families across St Peter’s and Sunderland North.

Richy Duggan, of SCAG, said: “By arranging the Roker beach clean up we are all not only helping the local environment but also highlighting the need to get young people and families involved in the future.”

Steve Wilkinson, Executive Headteacher at Monkwearmouth Academy, said: “The desire of Monkwearmouth Academy is to be at the heart of the community, working in partnership for the collective greater good. This is a fantastic opportunity to support our local residents and show that we mean business and take responsibility for litter.”

For Roker, please call 0191 556 1047 for more information on suderlandcommunityactiongroup@hotmail.com

For Fulwell, please contact: contact@friendsoffulwell.co.uk

By Emily