Cheltenham Twinning Association members joined together with Springbank Community Group volunteers to participate in a litter pick in Springbank Park and the surrounding area as part of 2022 World Cleanup Day on Saturday 17th September.
Springbank Community Group is based in West Cheltenham and runs a welcoming and successful Community Food Pantry, Community Cafe, Community Garden, Cheltenham Household Essentials Project and delivers open access Youth Work provision in parts of Cheltenham.
Initially established in March 2020 during Covid19 to make up and deliver food parcels to families and individuals in need in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, the group has gone from strength to strength providing valuable community services. More details can be found at https://www.springbankcommunitygroup.org/
World Cleanup Day unites volunteers from around the word to tackle litter and mismanaged waste from beaches, rivers, forests, and streets. The idea was initiated in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people cooperated in a nationwide clean up. Since then, World Cleanup Day has become a global civic movement involving 180 countries. We are delighted our twin towns of Annecy in France, and Göttingen in Germany participated this year. If you are interested in finding out more about twinning, visit: https://cheltenhamtwinning.uk/about/