Volunteers clean up Prittlewell station

Friday, 27 July 2018

Volunteers removed 30 sacks of litter from streets around Prittlewell rail station on 19 July.

The clean-up was organised by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership who were joined by volunteers from Greater Anglia, the Department for Transport and the local council.

In just three hours the team removed a mountain of tins, cans and bottles, wheel hubs and even a golf club and weights from disused areas of land around Station Approach and East Street, which together filled 30 large refuse sacks.

They also cut back overhanging shrubs from the footpath.

Lynda Stone, Community Rail Partnership Officer, said, “We never expected to remove so much litter. Hopefully this will be the first of many days of action to improve the ambience at Prittlewell station and I’m really grateful to all the volunteers who worked so hard.”

Paul Haynes, Greater Anglia’s Community Partnerships Manager, who helped on the day, said, “It’s great to be able to work together to give something back to the community.

“The team has made a real difference to the areas around the station, creating a better impression to customers and visitors.”