A Good Start to PIP
On Saturday 6th August the first official meeting of PIP (Pride in Porthleven) took place. The plan was to litter pick around the harbour before the annual Lifeboat Day and in and around The Moors playing fields. In 90 minutes of work around 10 kg worth of rubbish was picked up. 10 kg might not seem much, but it is, considering most of the rubbish collected was cans, paper, crisp packets and other lightweight items.
|Some of the PIP group.|
An added bonus to the litter pick is people came up to various members of the group saying well done, and asking for further details on how to take part. It was not just local people who approached us, but visitors too. It was nice to hear them commenting on how clean Porthleven looked and it was good to see the community helping to make it look nice. This is a good impression to make, because these visitors will go back and tell others that Porthleven cares about how it looks.
There will be another PIP event in early September and the plan is to do other parts of Porthleven. If you fancy taking part, or suggesting areas that needs to be cleaned drop me or Demelza an email, and I will put you on a mailing list for future events.
A special thanks should go to those who helped, as without them, this would not work.
Contact details are:
Group Email: PrideinPorthleven@gmail.com
Phone: Andrew Wallis – 07530243928 or Demelza Storbeck – 01326 574270