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Community pride for Rambling Wombles

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18 NOV

Community pride for Rambling Wombles

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

A group of villagers have banded together to keep their community clean and tidy. Aptly named as the Rambling Wombles, the group in Ipstones are often spotted out and about cleaning, litter picking and carrying out other sprucing up activities within the scenic village.

A group of villagers have banded together to keep their community clean and tidy.

Aptly named as the Rambling Wombles, the group in Ipstones are often spotted out and about cleaning, litter picking and carrying out other sprucing up activities within the scenic village.

The volunteer group was only formed in the Spring and already has 126 active members.

A spokesman for the Rambling Wombles said: “After walking around the beautiful village of Ipstones in early Spring 2021, resident Nicola Edward was left feeling that a little tender loving care was required for both the village and its inhabitants.

She decided to do something about it and with the support of family and friends launched the ‘Rambling Wombles’ on Facebook. The aim of this online group was to identify other like-minded residents in the local area who were happy to volunteer their time for litter picking and generally making our local areas look better.”

Fast forward a few months and the group now has 126 active members, from the young to the wise, from Ipstones and Foxt and also the surrounding areas, with many fine examples of community pride.

The spokesman added: “In addition to the marvellous litter picking which has been ongoing by individuals and the Rainbows and Brownies, other examples of community pride work include: the raising of money towards the repair of the bench in Daisy Avenue with a new remembrance plaque, cleaning of both bus shelters and donations of flowers and tubs, strimming and mowing, planting of wildflowers, moving of planters to more prominent positions, new beautiful floral displays on our lovely shop, donations from local residents and businesses towards the purchase of litter pickers for the volunteers, not to mention the work undertaken with the parish council to identify and nominate custodians of the newly planted flower tubs.

Next stop is hopefully entry into Best Kept Village 2022.

We would like to thank each and every one of you who has helped so far by donating money, resources or your time and energy.

There is still a lot of work to do and always will be, but with the ongoing support of our community we will continue to make this a beautiful parish to live and raise our families in.

If you’d like to get involved or make a donation to assist with ongoing projects please search for ‘Rambling Wombles’ on Facebook.”

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