ABP staff team up with locals to tidy up the Ipswich Waterfront

May 26, 2017

Previous Tidy Friday: Ipswich Waterfront Litter Pick in conjunction with ABP, Ipswich Central, The Grazing Sheep and Dance East held on 27-January-2017 Picture: Stephen Waller

Team members from the Port of Ipswich and the Ipswich Haven Marina will join forces with the local community to clean up the waterfront area today.

The clean-up is part of ABP’s ‘Tidy Friday’ initiative, rolled out across ABP’s ports nationwide to encourage port staff to work with the community to keep our ports and the surrounding areas tidy.

This time, the port and marina staff will work with Ipswich Central Business Improvement District (BID) and a number of local businesses to clean up the area. This will include a litter pick, clearing up of public areas and a thorough water-based exercise, cleaning debris and litter from the Wet Dock.

ABP Divisional Port Manager Paul Ager said: “ABP is delighted to be leading the second Waterfront Tidy Up in conjunction with Ipswich Central with participation from many businesses, including McDonald’s and Debenhams within the local vicinity. Our first clean-up took place in January and we were able to make a real difference on both water and land.

“We are pleased that colleagues will again be participating on Friday 26th May and would like to extend the invite to any other local businesses or residents that would like to participate. We will be opening the Conferencing Facilities at Old Custom House at 12:00 at which point refreshments will be made available for everybody who is taking part”

Ipswich Central Operations Manager Sophie Alexander said: “This is a great initiative and we are happy to be joining forces with ABP for a second time this year.

“It is important for everyone to take pride in the place they work and live, #itsmystreet encourages everyone to take responsibility for keeping their space clean and the Ipswich Central team will continue to push the importance of everyone working together.”