Huppert joins litter pickers to clean up the common

April 16, 2010 11:43 AM

Friends of Stourbridge Common logoCambridge's Stourbridge Common will be getting a clean up on Saturday (April 17) by a band of litter pickers joined by Julian Huppert, the city's Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate.

Julian is the Chair of the Friends of Stourbridge Common, which is organising the event and it will take place between 10 am and 12 pm. There is also a talk on Friday (April 16th) on biodiversity on the common, starting at 7:30pm in St Andrew's Hall.

Volunteers for the litter pick up, who will be meeting just over Green Dragon Bridge, are urged to bring along their own gloves and bags and a picnic if they wish. The event is being sponsored by Keep Britain Tidy.

Stourbridge Common has an important place in the city's history. While studying at Cambridge University, Isaac Newton is known to have visited Stourbridge Fair on the common in 1665.

Julian said: "Stourbridge Common is one of Cambridge's important heritage sites. It is home to a variety of wildlife and a favourite walking area for many of the city's residents.

"It is important that we keep the common clean so that it remains a safe place for future generations to enjoy. I would urge everyone to give up a couple of hours of their time to support this event."

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