Ruffley's Green Action Day cleans up graffiti in Stowmarket children's play area

Tuesday, 6 March, 2007

David Ruffley MP has organised a Green Action Day on Saturday 10 March, between 10am and 1pm.

The event will focus on cleaning graffiti from a climbing wall in the children's play area on Stowmarket's Cedars Park estate.

The team of local Councillors taking steps to improve the quality of life for local residents will include Tim Passmore, Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council, Roy Barker, Portfolio Holder for Community and Environment at Mid Suffolk District Council, Ann Whybrow, Suffolk County Councillor for Stowmarket, and Frank Whittle, Mid Suffolk District Councillor for Stowmarket North.

David said:

'I have organised the Green Action Day because it is important we don't just talk about change, and improving the environment, but that we actually get out there and make it happen.

'This project is a great example of how small changes to the environment can make a big difference to the quality of life for local people.

'Mid Suffolk District Council came 9th out of 398 local authorities for straight recycling and has the lowest rate of domestic waste per head in the country. This is a fantastic record not only for Councillors and District Officers but also for local residents who care deeply about their local environment.

'Working together in this way will be of real benefit to the Cedars Park Estate and this project is the sort of social action we need to see more of from politicians and residents alike.

'We all have a responsibility to protect and improve our environment. We are all in this together and only together can we go on to meet the environmental challenges that are so important to our future.'