Respect our local volunteers

by | 13 June 2021 | Community Focus, Gainsborough, Notice

Have you noticed how certain roads / streets in our area are becoming much cleaner? That’s got a lot to do with volunteers, be they individual or groups.
Respect Funeral Directors have been inspired to set up Respect Our Environment Awards after seeing one couple many times out on The Belt Road in Gainsborough over a six-week period and stopping to ask them if they would like any high vis vests for free.
John and Jacqui Brewster, from the local Sunningdale Way, felt they wanted to contribute to keeping their local patch tidy and willingly accepted the high vis vests as they said they felt rather unsafe at times as The Belt has no footpath and it’s a very hazardous job.
Respect are now looking for more volunteer litter pickers throughout the whole of Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Simply contact them through their website, explain the area you cover and they will supply the hi vis vests.
As well as receiving the high vis wear, Thonock Golf Club have kindly offered to give Jacqui and John breakfast every week and Respect would like to thank General Manager, Ben Hatch, for rewarding the couple for their contribution to keeping Gainsborough tidy.
As a result, Respect has also teamed up with former local Mayor Keith Panter to create a legacy from his role as Mayor of Gainsborough for the last two years. The Mayor has been organising volunteer groups to help clean up Morton, who will all now have ‘Respect Our Local Volunteers’ high vis vests.
The Mayor explained: “We want to inspire other volunteers and groups to give a spring litter pick in their local area and we would like the public to contact Respect Direct Funeral Services who will draw out a winner each month and they too may just get a nice surprise plus high vis vests.”
If you know of a deserving individual, couple or even a group you would like to nominate for a Respect Our Environment Award send an email or write to Respect and they will be added to the monthly draw.
Respect are even looking for donations of litter picking equipment (gloves, recyclable plastic sacks, litter bag hoops). You can call Respect on 01427 612992 or see