Clean and green - that's Ipswich

RESIDENTS in Ipswich say they live in the cleanest, greenest place in the UK according to the latest findings of an UK based charity.A survey by volunteering charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV) has recently revealed that people in Ipswich believe that they live in the 'greenest' part of the UK.

RESIDENTS in Ipswich say they live in the cleanest, greenest place in the UK according to the latest findings of an UK based charity.

A survey by volunteering charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV) has recently revealed that people in Ipswich believe that they live in the 'greenest' part of the UK.

When asked 29 per cent of local people said they would describe their community as 'green', compared to the national average of only 17pc. Further still only 8pc of people in Ipswich would describe their community as 'dirty' compared to the national average of 13pc.

People in Ipswich are also much more willing to turn their words into actions and get stuck into improving the environment – 11pc of those surveyed would volunteer their time to help clean up their local area.

CSV hopes that these findings will mean huge support from the residents of Ipswich in their most recent project. Whitbread Action Earth Campaign is urging people to help plant trees, improve footpaths, protect wildlife and organise recycling collections. The campaign is open to everyone and sponsor Whitbread is providing vital funds for the scheme.

Television gardener Diarmuid Gavin is supporting the campaign this year – "Whitbread Action Earth campaign is a brilliant way for people to do something for the environment and for the local community." Anyone who would like to join the scheme should call 0121 328 7455 for more information.

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