Thank you! Volunteers help is celebrated
More than a hundred passionate volunteers gathered on October 29 at a special event in celebration of their tireless efforts to keep Bristol clean and green. The event was a big ‘Thank You’ to all the unsung heroes who volunteer across the city to help keep the streets clean, pavements clear, walls free of graffiti and bring colour and vibrancy to our communities.
Among the volunteers being celebrated were the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Street Scene group: “Working in and around Bishopston, Ashley Down, Cotham and Redland, the group encourage community spirit and contribute positively to the quality of life in their area. They work hard to make the streets clear and accessible for everyone, working with residents and reporting where things can be improved.”
They received a special thank you in recognition of the impact their work has in the community, and were presented with a Clean Streets token made by local artist Becky Prior from resin and recycled wood.
Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, said: “It’s fantastic to see how the Bristol Clean Streets campaign has brought together communities and individuals who give their time and dedication to make our city a cleaner, nicer place for us all to live in. I was honoured to show our appreciation on behalf of Bristol to these inspiring volunteers. They, and all the others who take time to help clean our city are champions of Bristol.”
Tom Brook, Councillor for Bishopston & Ashley Down, added: “Volunteers and organisations like this are so important to helping to keep communities like ours clean and tidy, above and beyond the hard work Bristol Waste also puts in. I’m so happy that these unsung heroes have been recognised in this way. Thank you again for all you do!”