New season of litter picks
This Saturday marks the start of a new season of community
events run by the Pride in Bedford Team at Bedford Borough
In the coming months, litter picks and bulb planting events will
be taking place across the borough, including the final Rivercare
event of the year.
This Saturday’s event (27th) will cover the Eastcotts Road area
and meets in the car park next to the shops on the corner of
Cardington Road and Eastcotts Road. In September, community litter
picks will also take place in Stafford Road, Stewartby, Midland
Road, Swineshead & Pertenhall and Brickhill. The month finishes
with Rivercare covering the Aspects area of the river.
To launch the new season the Pride in Bedford Team will also be
turning their exhibition trailer into the River Great Ouse by
highlighting the rubbish and litter that volunteers have pulled out
at previous Rivercare events in recent years. It is hoped this will
make residents more aware of how much is dumped in the river.
There will also be a mini river game for children to play and
information about forthcoming events will be available. The ‘river’
trailer will be outside the Harpur Centre on Tuesday 30th
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Our community
litter picks and planting events are always extremely well
supported and I am sure we will see more support this month as we
travel across the borough.
“We will also be trying to make local residents more aware of
the role they can play in helping to keep our borough clean and