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
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
“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.