8 June 2012
The Martlesham Police Cadets showed their support as part of The
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last night, by ‘gifting’ an hour of their
time helping to clean up their local area.
Fourteen cadets, who are an important part of the extended
police family, donned their uniform, armed with rubber gloves and
litter pickers to clear an area of heath land between Police
Headquarters and the Tesco store at Martlesham.
The steadfast crew, with the assistance of staff and officers
from Suffolk Police, picked their way through undergrowth and
grassland clearing the area of bottles, cans, general rubbish and
even a few pairs of discarded shoes!
The Tesco store in Martlesham, who are keen to get involved with
community projects kindly provided snacks and drinks for
The litter pick was one of four taking place in the county over
the coming weeks as part of the ‘Jubilee Hour’, a national
campaign, launched to encourage as many people as possible to
volunteer at least 60 minutes of their time in honour of Her
Majesty’s 60 year reign.
A second litter pick took place at the same time along
Felixstowe sea front and a further two are set to take place on
Lowestoft seafront on Thursday 14 June and at Needham Market
Community Centre on Thursday 21 June.
Over 700 people currently volunteer their time for Suffolk
Police, (including Special Constables, Police Cadets, Police
Support Volunteers and Community Speed Watch Volunteers), the
volunteers together with police staff and officers have been
encouraged to ‘gift’ their time and get involved with the litter
Last nights litter pick ended an exciting week for the Police
Cadets who had also attended the Queen’s Jubilee pageant at
Westminster Bridge in London on Sunday 3 June.
Six members of the Martlesham Police Cadets and eight members of
the Ipswich Police Cadets were invited to attend the pageant,
providing a high visible presence in their uniforms on the
The pageant followed a successful two day insecurity campaign
held in Kesgrave where members of the Martlesham Police Cadets
helped the local Kesgrave and District Safer Neighbourhood Team
raise awareness of crime prevention in relation to insecure cars,
houses and garages.
Members of the Ipswich Police Cadets also attended the Suffolk
Show on the first day and worked on the Suffolk Constabulary