7 February 2012
A group involving the Friends of Marl Pit wood, Norwich City Council staff and West Norwich Army Cadets worked together to remove a skip-load of waste that had been illegally dumped there over the years. The council provided support, the skip, and refreshments and people in the area helped with the work to improve their neighbourhood.
Robin Woodruff, the chairman of the Friends of Marlpit wood, said: “It went very well. The cadets worked extremely hard clearing what they could, and we carried out an in-depth litter pick. We found rubbish and carpets that had been buried for ages but that we had missed in the past. We were going to plant 200 hawthorn trees on the day, but the weather was too inclement, so we put that back to February 25.”
Louise Curtis, the council’s community engagement officer, West and Lakenham, said: “The Friends of Marlpit wood have worked hard to improve the wood and it’s great to get them a bit of recognition. The cadets were really up for the challenge, and it’s so lovely to see young people helping in the community and being so positive.”
The West Norwich detachment of army cadets meets at Clover Hill village hall on Wednesdays - for more information call Norfolk Army Cadets on 01603 789514.
To find out more about Friends of Marlpit wood email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 213582.
News article courtesy of Norwich Evening News 24.