Community Corner: Scouts thank public for generosity with litter pick
PUBLISHED: 17:17 20 May 2018
In this week’s Community Corner, 2nd Beccles Scout Group give something back to their town.
Cubs, Beavers, parents and leaders from the 2nd Beccles Scout Group spent the morning of Saturday, May 12, taking part in a litter pick.
Participants, who were joined by the new mayor of Beccles, Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw, focused their efforts on Beccles Common, along the Avenue and around the station car park.
Over the last five years, the group has been raising funds for the extension of their hut and to update their facilities, including the outdated boys’ toilets and kitchen.
Last weekend’s litter pick was seen as a way of giving something back to the community, whose generosity towards the scouts has helped them reach their first fundraising target of £17,000, allowing extension work to begin.
The effort will also help them earn their environmental badge.
“It’s been really fun litter picking this morning,” said one Cub. “We were upset to find so many cigarette butts on the common, especially as they could cause fires in the dry grass.
“We are happy that we cleared lots of rubbish from the children’s play area, so it’s safe for children to play there.”
The group would like to thanks Waveney Norse and Suffolk County Council for supplying the litter pickers and for discarding all the rubbish that was collected.
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