A new group of volunteers from across the borough of Boston have been heading out and about, armed with litter pickers and bin bags, blitzing the town of litter and shovels to restore the footpaths.
Launched at the start of February by Wyberton resident Steve Slater, the Wyberton Wombles Facebook group has quickly grown in size, with volunteers from across the entirety of Boston now tackling their local neighbourhoods, including Kirton, Swineshead, Frampton, Sibsey and further afield.
I’m really delighted to see that residents of Boston feel my despair and frustration over the amount of litter ruining the town’s appearance, along with the lack of maintenance provided by the council.
Myself and my fellow Wombles are proud to be able to make such a worthy contribution to help improve our community, rallying together to revitalise the area.
My personal thanks goes to all the Wombles and Junior Wombles who devote their free time into brightening our streets. Also, thanks to all the businesses who have sponsored the Wombles, paying for equipment, PPE, cleaning services, waste disposal and so much more.
It’s safe to say, we are a community. Being a Womble is about people doing what they want, when they want, how they want. Every Womble has the freedom to help improve the environment, litter picking, footpath cleaning, installing birdboxes, cutting back overgrown shrubs, cleaning bus stops… anything that any Womble is happy to do.Steve SlaterFounder - Wyberton Wombles
- Local businesses have supported the group by sponsoring the printing of high vis vests, including Chris Cook Print, The Elite Media Co, Seacroft Mobility, ELON Distribution Specialists, Michelle’s Mortgage Solutions, Kirton Leisure, East Coast Canopies, Slaters Roofing, Lincolnshire Tyre Collections, Peter Sharman and more.
- Brylaine Travel have agreed to renovate the bus shelter in Wyberton, accompanied by their warehouses.
- Blakemore Foundation, who provide deliveries for SPAR, have kindly donated £150.
- Costa Coffee have donated high visibility vests, litter pickers, bag hoops and specialist gloves.
- Pots of Fun have donated a “Wombles” fancy dress costume
- B&Q have donated litter pickers, gloves and refuse bags
- SGS Skip Hire have provided large skips for organised litter picks
- Burger King have donated litter pickers
DA Cleaning Services have been out and about with their high pressure jet washer, cleaning footpaths and signage in a bid to improve the local area.
The work carried out by the Wyberton Wombles has provided a significant difference in the appearance of our town. Having seen some of the volunteers tidying up the area near our Wyberton Depot, we felt that it would be great to offer our support to the group, by offering to help with improvements.
We have supplied paint for a redecoration of the Wyberton bus shelter, blue paint for the bench along with funding new Perspex windows to be supplied by Beesons of Boston. Our warehouses near the cooperative will undergo renovations including a repaint and removal of old, redundant signage and painting of the railings.
As a thank you for the dedication and hard work which the Wombles are doing, we have ordered a specialist barrow, which carries bins and brushes.
We are so grateful for the commitment and enthusiasm by the volunteers, and look forward to seeing them progress in restoring our town to its beautiful and vibrant standards.Marrianne Del-GarbuttManaging Director - Brylaine Travel
On the way back to base our bin cleaning division stopped off to help some of the amazing Wyberton Wombles.
They cleared all the litter and sorted the grass but couldn't brush the thick mud... no bother, and we washed most of it away 💪🏻Your all doing an amazing job 👏
It's great to give something back to the local community 👍💥
You're all doing an amazing job, was great we could assist 💪🏻
If there's ever anything like this in the future let us know 📲Any signs, bus stops, muddy paths etc and we will see what we can do.Dan AshtonDA Cleaning Services
Since its launch, the group has grown to over 600 members, all taking pride in their local area, and have started to organise regular clean ups.