Clean-up putting pride back into town

A month-long clean-up campaign has been launched in King's Lynn to encourage people to take pride in where they live. Workers from a range of public agencies will be working together over the next few days to revamp part of North Lynn and Fairstead as part of Operation Civic Pride.

A month-long clean-up campaign has been launched in King's Lynn to encourage people to take pride in where they live.

Workers from a range of public agencies will be working together over the next few days to revamp part of North Lynn and Fairstead as part of Operation Civic Pride.

Civic Pride has seen representatives from the police, fire service, borough council, neighbourhood management board and other agencies come together in a joint effort to make the town cleaner, greener and more welcoming.

Among other work carried out under the Civic Pride banner has been the free removal and disposing of old and abandoned vehicles, bulb planting in communal areas, litter-picking and graffiti removal.

Clean-up staff from West Norfolk Council and other agencies have been in Turbus Road, carrying out general street cleaning and maintenance work they then moved on to the Fairstead Estate.

Sgt Rebecca Cant of the King's Lynn Safer Neighbourhoods Teams said: “Civic Pride is about encouraging people to have a sense of ownership in where they live, to respect their local environment and for them and their children to reap the benefits of living somewhere they can be proud of.”

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Civic Pride is being led by a partnership of local organisations including the King's Lynn Safer Neighbourhood Teams, West Norfolk Council, the Improving Neighbourhoods Programme, Freebridge Community Housing, Broadland Housing and Norfolk County Council.

The campaign is based on a successful model first introduced in Thetford two years ago, where the support from the local community has meant it now becomes a regular event.

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