07/03/2023: Market town spring clean announced in Breckland

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Breckland Council is working in partnership with local community groups and Serco to spring clean Dereham throughout March, including a volunteer litter pick on 17 Match. The aim of the project, funded by Breckland Council's Market Town Initiative Programme, is to make the town more attractive for residents and tourists, and encourage people to use the local high street.  

During March, Dereham town centre will see street bollards straightened, heritage-style lampposts and public bins repainted, and a broken bike rack repaired. Two community spring clean litter picks are being held at Dereham recreation ground/skate park and Toftwood recreation ground. Finally, Serco will be conducting additional footpath sweeping and illegal fly posting removal.

On 17 March Breckland Council are encouraging new volunteers to join Dereham Community Litter Pickers at either Dereham Recreation Ground/skate park (between station road and London Road) and Toftwood recreation ground (at the end of recreation road, just off Hillcrest Avenue) at 11.30 a.m. Litter pick equipment will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to wear sensible shoes. The litter pick will run for approximately 1 hour and will be led by Dereham Community Litter Pickers with Breckland Council support.

Cllr Paul Claussen, Executive Member for Economic Development and Growth at Breckland Council commented: "As part of our Market Town Initiative Programme, local Ward members have asked for funding to support high street repairs to brighten up the town centre. We are committed to supporting our high streets,  ensuring residents and visitors have an enjoyable experience and businesses can thrive, therefore I am delighted to support this campaign and would like to thank everyone involved in making our community safer, cleaner and more attractive."

Last updated: 30/01/2024 09:40:54