To celebrate Somerset Day on 11th May, we hosted our 2nd community spring clean of the village and were absolutely blown away by the fantastic turn out of people.
Over 100 adults and children of all ages came together to litter pick around the village and deal with overgrown bushes and weeds. One of our volunteers even bravely tethered himself to a rope enabling him to get up close to the canal and retrieve the large quantities of rubbish on its bank (thank you Charlie!) . The two hours of sprucing up the village yielded random finds such as tyres, huge picture frames and even a house phone!
Joining in the volunteering were several Creech Parish Councillors, Somerset County Councillor David Fothergill and local Rev Rebecca Harris.
Following the clean up, the volunteers were treated to a free BBQ cooked by Adrian and Steve and chips from Layz Ricks. Family games including giant connect 4, rounders and limbo were available for all to use and the kids had a fab time playing in the park in the sunshine.
The organising committee said:
“We are really pleased that Creech Party in the Park continues to be a successful event which allows us to put proceeds back into the village. We were delighted that so many children helped with the clean up day as it’s fantastic to see the different generations coming together”
In addition to organising the clean-up, Creech Party in the Park has also donated funds to the local primary school, pre-school and Baptist church for children’s clubs. It has provided park benches, phone box refurbishment, defib and funded OAP lunches. It has also funded 20 trees to be planted as part of the Somerset Wood Memorial Project.
Huge thanks to Dee for organising this great community event.
To celebrate Somerset Day on 11th May we are going to have another village clean up day followed by food and games at the park.
Last year a few volunteers (and their minions!) did a fab job of cleaning up the village prior to Creech Party in the Park. This year we are holding our clean-up on Somerset Day to celebrate the beautiful area in which we live
What will we be doing?
We’ll be meeting at Creech Recreation Ground for a morning of litter-picking, weeding and general sprucing-up of the village, in readiness for the summer. We will provide maps of the local area so you know exactly which areas to cover and avoid repetition. We’ll try to cover as much of the village as possible and you can of course choose which jobs you’d like be get involved with.
Children are welcome – in fact positively encouraged! Please ensure they are supervised by a responsible adult throughout the event.
What do you need to bring?
We have a small supply of litter-pickers and plenty of black bags and disposable gloves. Please bring along your own litter pickers if you have them and gardening gloves if you want to get involved with weeding.
If you are walking to the park and would like to pick up litter on your way, let us know and we can drop off bags/gloves to you before the event so you are prepared.
BBQ and games
After all the hard work there will be a free BBQ and chips for all of our volunteers, followed by a few family games at the park and a general chilled get together with fellow villagers.
If you are planning to come along to our clean up day, can you please leave us a message on 01823 445057 with your name, how many people are coming, and if anyone is a vegetarian. This is so we can plan the BBQ and feed our hungry volunteers! Alternatively mark yourself as attending on our Facebook event page.
09:30-10:00 – Gather at park to be briefed on locations/jobs and given supplies
10:00 – Begin clean up
12:00-12:30 – Meet back at recreation park
12:30 – BBQ & Games