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Volunteering to preserve Bexley’s green and pleasant land

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 June 2018

Brampton School litter pick. Picture: Bexley Council

Brampton School litter pick. Picture: Bexley Council

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An army of litter pickers from Welling schools have been helping to clean up the area as part of an England’s Green and Pleasant Land project.

Schools receive £200 to spend on something green and a packet of poppy seeds for every child who takes part, to be planted in memory of the men who never returned from the First World War.

The project is a partnership initiative between the council’s Schools Waste Action Club and the East Wickham and Welling War Memorial Trust.

It is part of the Trust’s centenary commemorations to help remember the men from the community who never returned to Bexley.

Council cabinet member for places, cllr Peter Craske, said: “This is a great example of how we can all work together to benefit the local community. “People’s willingness to help others is one of the reasons our borough is such a good place to live.”

To volunteer to be a litter picker email swac@bexley.gov.uk.

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