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Street Champions Fourth Birthday

Bedford Borough’s Street Champions are celebrating their fourth birthday this week!

 

Street Champions is a volunteer scheme run by Bedford Borough Council’s Community Volunteering team and there are currently over 150 Champions signed up across Bedford Borough.

 

The Street Champions scheme was launched in March 2009 and aims to help and encourage local residents to look after and improve their local community. Anyone can become a Street Champion for their local area, street or even village. They are given help and access to equipment such as litter pickers and graffiti wipes.

 

Champions are also encouraged to report issues in their area such as broken street furniture, weeds, graffiti, overflowing litter bins and road/path defects and take part in local clean ups and other community events.

 

At 11.30am on Wednesday 20th March, Street Champions will be getting together to hold a tidying up and planting day at Rothsay Road Roundabout. The Champions will be joined on the day by members of Zero Carbon Castle.

 

The Champions will also unveil a special plaque to commemorate the event.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson said: “Joining the Street Champions scheme is an excellent way for people to make a positive difference in their community and improve their local area.  

 

“In return, the Council supports the Street Champions and can provide relatively simple pieces of kit – such as graffiti wipes or litter pickers when needed.

 

“Since its launch in March 2009, the number of Street Champions has steadily increased and the fourth birthday celebrations are well deserved by all those who have given their time and effort to their neighbourhood through this scheme.”

 

More information about how to become a Street Champion and about the new Junior Street Champion scheme can be found at www.bedford.gov.uk/volunteering.

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