Welcome to Bedford Borough Council

 
Our Services A - Z :
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
 

You are here: Home Page > Council and Democracy > Council News > Archived News > July 2013 > Rivercare - July 2013

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 the event.

 

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

Don't Miss

Borough Hall Exterior

In this section find out about the makeup of Bedford Borough Council and who your local Councillors are. You can also find out how to register for elections, submit FOI enquiries and more.

Related Links

 


Stay Connected
Sign up for email alerts!