Team members from the Port of Ipswich and the Ipswich Haven Marina joined forces with the local community to get their hands dirty and clean up the waterfront area.
‘Tidy Friday’ is a new initiative which is being rolled out around ABP’s ports which looks at working with the community to keep our ports and the surrounding areas tidy.
This time, the port and marina staff worked with Ipswich Central Business Improvement District (BID) company and local businesses, The Grazing Sheep and Dance East to clean up the area. This included a litter pick, cleaning 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: “The Ipswich Waterfront Tidy Up afternoon was a great success.
“Not only were we able make a real difference in and around the waterfront area, but it gave ABP the opportunity to team up with our neighbours and local Councillor Mandy Gaylard to work on an important local project. ABP employs 120 colleagues at the port and the marina so we recognise that we need to do our part in keeping the waterfront area clean and tidy for all to use.”
Ipswich Central Operations Manager Sophie Alexander said: “Supporting ABP with their new initiative ‘Tidy Friday’ was important for Ipswich Central to participate in.
“This aligns with our broader message of #itsmystreet, which is about keeping the Ipswich Central BID area clean. The clean-up gave a sense of pride in the area we work in, helping businesses that joined in to engage with each other and show support in taking responsibility for their place.”