Bedford Parks community volunteers shortlisted for Keep Britain Tidy Awards

Volunteers help maintain the flowerbeds in beautiful Bedford Park

Bedford Borough Council’s Community Engagement has been shortlisted for this year’s Keep Britain Tidy Annual Awards.

The awards celebrate councils that bring significant environmental improvements to people’s doorsteps.

Last year, the Council’s community volunteers donated more than 11,500 hours of their time to support local parks and green spaces in the Borough.

Volunteers help out at events and work in the parks alongside the Council’s National Park Officers.

Many volunteers make a real difference in their own communities by picking up litter and reporting problems.

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Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “It is great news that the Council’s community engagement work has been recognized, being shortlisted for this national award by Keep Britain Tidy.

“This recognition would not have been possible without the continued commitment of our fantastic volunteers on the Parks and Open Spaces team, who participated in over 2,700 community volunteer sessions and events last year.

“Whether it’s volunteering in local parks and green spaces, picking up litter, or helping with local improvement projects, we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to make a amazing difference.”

If you would be interested in volunteering at local parks and open spaces, contact [email protected]

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