Rivercare - July 2013
On Saturday the 20th of July, the second Rivercare Event of this
year will take place.
The focus of this weekend’s efforts will be on the area
immediately around the historic Town Bridge. Volunteers are welcome
to help litter pick the river bank and surrounding areas. All
equipment will be supplied and refreshments will be provided after
Local groups will also be helping with Bedford Sub Aqua Diving
Club, Viking Kayak Club and the Environment Agency in the water
collecting litter from the river bed.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Rivercare is an
event for every lover of Bedford’s beautiful river and always
brings together a willing team of volunteers.
“Projects such as Rivercare encourage local residents to look
after and improve our open spaces. They are also a great day for
the whole family and I hope as many people as possible can come
along and pitch in however they can.”
The Park Inn Hotel are providing refreshments for volunteers and
for under-16’s there will be a litter scavenger hunt with free ice
cream vouchers provided by McDonald’s.
The event runs between 10am and midday. Volunteers are
asked to meet in the Park Inn Hotel car park.
Rivercare is part of an annual programme of community litter
pick events led by Bedford Borough Council which take place most
Saturday mornings. Event details can be found on the Council
website at: www.bedford.gov.uk/volunteering