A team effort to help clean up the streets of Falmouth

A team effort to help clean up the streets of Falmouth

Students and local residents came together last weekend (26 January) to clean up the streets of Falmouth.

Falmouth Civic Society, the Students’ Union’s Beach Clean Project and Student Community Wardens, combined efforts to clean up the residential areas between Falmouth Moor and Falmouth University  Campus Woodlane.

Around 30 volunteers, including families with children, litter picked their way through the town terraces, collecting waste that varied from cigarette butts to paper, plastic and glass. Between them, over 15 refuse sacks full of waste were collected leaving the streets looking a lot less littered.

Rose Hitchens-Todd, FXU Community Partnership Manager: “It is amazing to have seen such a fantastic turn out for this collaborative event. By working together for only a short time on Sunday morning, we have almost instantly transformed the area, removing dangerous and unsightly litter from our streets. The true power of team work!”

To date student volunteers have registered over 20,000 hours of volunteering this academic year. During February, the Union plans to celebrate the voluntary work of its members as part of the National Student Volunteering Week campaign and invites any external organisations with voluntary opportunities that they would like to promote to the student body to get in touch.