Horncastle clean-up: ‘It was so good we’re doing it all again!’

Some of the vounteers who took part, inclluding local army cadets and scouts EMN-160903-110104001
Some of the vounteers who took part, inclluding local army cadets and scouts EMN-160903-110104001
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Horncastle’s big town clean up was such a smashing success...they’re set to do it all again!

Almost 50 volunteers took part in a range of events over the weekend of March 5-6 as part of the national ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign.

Lions members clean up the phone box in the Market Place EMN-160903-110327001

Lions members clean up the phone box in the Market Place EMN-160903-110327001

On Saturday morning, a group which included some army cadets, collected litter or took part in a Rivercare event to clean up rubbish in the town’s rivers.

On Saturday afternoon, Horncastle and District Lions were out in force, cleaning signs around the 
town.

And on Sunday, a a group of councillors and volunteers painted bollards in the town centre.

Town mayor CounAngela Birchall said: “It is fantastic that local people gave up their free time to come out and tidy up their town.

Councillor Phil Cantwell gets to grips with a bollard outside the Red Lion EMN-160903-110304001

Councillor Phil Cantwell gets to grips with a bollard outside the Red Lion EMN-160903-110304001

“We are very grateful for their support.”

The clean-up was the start of a campaign being led by the town council to spruce up Horncastle.

More events are planned in the summer

At a town council meeting last week, it was agreed to hold another clean up in June - on the weekend before the town’s celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Councillor Jonathan Ferrari paints a bollard EMN-160903-110227001

Councillor Jonathan Ferrari paints a bollard EMN-160903-110227001

More details will be announced soon.

Just some of the rubbish collected during the clean up EMN-160903-110147001

Just some of the rubbish collected during the clean up EMN-160903-110147001

Brushing up - volunteers from the Lions outside the community centre EMN-160903-110356001

Brushing up - volunteers from the Lions outside the community centre EMN-160903-110356001