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Falmouth comes together to clean up the town's streets

Falmouth comes together to clean up the town's streets

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:00am 1st December 2019.

The community of Falmouth is coming together to help clean up the town's streets.

The Falmouth Civic Society, Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union's Beach Clean Project, Plastic-Free Falmouth and the Student Community Wardens have all united to create the event.

On Sunday 1st December, students and local residents are invited to come together to clean the local area. 

They will be meeting at the Moor at 12 noon and will walk down to the Falmouth sign at Falmouth Campus, litter picking their way through the town and terraces, aiming to finish at 1.30pm.

If you wish to join them, they will be continuing on to Falmouth beaches (Gylly and Swanpool) to conduct a beach clean from 2-4pm (meeting at Gylly Beach Café).

The Beach Clean Project is a national award-winning, student-led initiative and society, which runs a minimum of two beach cleans per month - both in the local Falmouth area and further afield. 

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Students and residents across Falmouth are joining forces to help clean up the town's streets

"The Student Community Wardens are really looking forward to supporting this collaborative community event! 

"It proved a great success last year, as many residents and students came together to transform the local area by removing unsightly and dangerous litter. 

"We hope to do the same this year, so please come and join us if you're able to!" 

Gwen Scolding, SU Community Coordinator

Over the last three months, the student volunteers have registered over 5,060 hours of volunteering. 

During February, The SU plans to celebrate the voluntary work of its members as part of the National Student Volunteering Week campaign and invites external organisations to promote their voluntary opportunities to the student body.

Some gloves, litter pickers and collection bags will be provided but organisers say feel free to bring your own, and to make sure to wrap up warm and wear sensible shoes.

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