The Derby Sustrans Rangers are calling on everyone to lend a hand in improving their local environment. It wants to prise people out of their armchairs by helping on a green project. The Rangers are all volunteers working for Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, and they look after the parts of the National Cycle Network which are in Derby and South Derbyshire.
On Wednesday next 10th June the Rangers will be installing a second seat for public use on the new multi-user path at Breadsall. This path, known as the Great Northern Greenway, has been constructed by Derbyshire County Council on land previously part of the Great Northern Railway which ran from Derby to Ilkeston. One seat has already been installed and is sited overlooking the Meteor Centre.
The activity is part of a five-month campaign called CSV Action Earth and is supported by Morrisons Supermarkets whose local store can be seen from one of the seats.
The campaign is organised by the national charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV) and involves over 900 voluntary organisations, in business and community groups that will be undertaking projects that are of immediate and lasting benefit to the environment.
Caroline Walker, CSR Manager for Morrisons, says “Morrisons is delighted to support the Sustrans Rangers, helping to kick-start such a worthwhile community project. We are thrilled that our sponsorship of Action Earth has helped this project and we are sure that it will make a real impact in helping to improve the local environment for the people of the area.”
If you would like to register your project or think that you can come up with a good project idea, then please take part in the campaign. Call the CSV Action earth hotline on 0121 328 7455.