Community cleans up Lincoln’s Abbey Ward

Anne Brown, Editor of Abbey News, Kieran Chambers, a young volunteer and Leighton Fisher, Chair of community group Breathe.

A community group in Lincoln’s Abbey Ward has launched a campaign to clean up their area, removing rubbish from Stamp End this weekend.

The group called Breathe ran its fourth litter pick on Sunday in an attempt to make the Abbey Ward’s recreational areas more welcoming.

Chair of Breathe, Leighton Fisher, explained how they are trying to improve the place they live.

“I bring my daughter down here in the summer and you just don’t want cans and bottles everywhere as well as the fact that people cycling or walking into Lincoln along the river see this as their first impression of the city.”

Another local volunteer, Anne Brown, who is the Editor of a new community magazine called Abbey News was also involved in the event.

Brown said: “We have a group of people in the Abbey Ward who want to bring the community together, and Abbey News can bring come cohesion to our efforts to take ownership of where we live.”

Young volunteer, Kieran Chambers, is only nine-years-old but wanted to be involved in improving his neighbourhood.

He said: “Now it is tidy we can come down here to play and I feel really proud of myself for helping out the community.”

There is another clean up being held in the Abbey Ward on April 14, and volunteers can get in touch via email.