At the 2017 volunteers’ coffee morning, held on Tuesday 12 December at Cheshunt Park Golf Centre, Council representatives gathered to thank those who give up their time for the greater good of the Borough.
Volunteers from the Council’s wide range of volunteering programmes were invited to enjoy refreshments by way of thanking them for their efforts in helping to keep the Borough clean, green, and healthy through the year.
Attendees included participants in the Council’s Adopt a Street scheme, the Friends groups of Cheshunt Park, Cedars Park, Barclay Park, Wormley Open Spaces, Old Highway and Cemeteries, the Wednesday Volunteers’ Group, Allotment Watch, Bowls Club volunteers and Health Walkers.
They enjoyed an assortment of cakes, tea and coffee and a chat with the Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Carol Crump, who thanked everyone for their dedication, commitment and enthusiasm over the past year.
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop, also attended along with Councillors Paul Seeby, Tim Hutchings and Keith Brown.
The Mayor said: “I am both heartened and delighted by the number of different groups and the range of works that have been undertaken with enthusiasm and enjoyment, resulting in very successful schemes.
“Friends groups, students and volunteers from all walks of life have been helping out this year, so my sincere thanks go to you all”.
The Council has made 2018 the Borough’s special ‘Year of Community’.
There will be plenty of volunteering options on offer, including carrying out environmental improvements such as planting, litter picking or leading health walks, looking after local streets, helping to oversee allotment sites and cemeteries, or helping to promote a local park by joining a Friends Group.
If you have any spare time to offer and are keen to get involved with the teams who look after the Borough’s streets, parks and green spaces email firstname.lastname@example.org