Help clean up Alver Creek

ACTION Cllr June Cully
ACTION Cllr June Cully
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VOLUNTEERS are looking for help cleaning up a creek which is filled with rubbish.

The Gosport Waterways Action Group is organising a big clean-up of the Alver Creek tomorrow.

Recent high winds and storms have left plastic bottles, cans and other rubbish gathering on the shoreline. Ward councillor for the area, Cllr June Cully, has pledged to donate £5 to charity for every sack filled with rubbish.

The money raised will go to the Surestart Haselbridge Children’s Centre and the Seafield Community Garden.

Cllr Cully said: ‘We hope people might like to come along and help us clear up the rubbish, improving the area for everyone. To encourage people to take pride in their area and become involved in future creek cleans, I’m going to sponsor the event by donating £5 per sack filled.

‘If any individuals or businesses would like to sponsor the creek clean or a future creek clean I would love to hear from them.

‘It’s important we remove the rubbish, not just to make the place more enjoyable for people to use but because of the harm it can do to the wildlife and the environment.’

The group will meet at the back of Asda in Gosport at 9.30am.

Anyone who wants to join them should bring boots or strong shoes and gloves if possible.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

A similar event is being organised with the White Lion Walk Youth project next month to clean the rocks at the promenade.

For more information about either event contact Cllr Cully on (023) 9252 6140 or email junecully@yahoo.co.uk.