Final Rivercare of 2012!
On Saturday the 29th of September, the last Rivercare Event of
this year will take place!
Volunteers from various local groups including Bedford Sub Aqua
Diving Club, Bedford Sea Cadets together with the Environment
Agency will be in the water collecting a selection of litter from
the river bed and on the river bank. Previous events have seen many
unusual items collected and these have included shopping trolleys,
bicycles, a motor scooter, tyres, signs, pieces of fencing and even
a child’s quad bike.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Our Rivercare
events are always well supported and I am sure this weekend’s will
be no different thanks to the help and support of our
“Community litter picks are a great way to look after our local
area and the volunteers taking part will make a real difference in
helping ensure that everyone can take pride in the beautiful
Volunteers are invited to help litter pick the river bank and
surrounding areas, which in previous events has seen 80 bags of
litter collected, significantly improving the appearance of the
river bank. Litter picking equipment will be supplied, and
refreshments will be provided soon after the event.
This event is for every lover of Bedford’s Beautiful River, and
is suitable for both children and adults. The event will last for
two hours, between 10am-12pm, and will be meeting at the Sea Cadet
Unit on Longholme Way. The Sea Cadet Unit will be running some
River related Arts and Crafts activities for younger volunteers who
helped with the clean up, between 12pm-1pm.
This is not the end of clean up events as there are plenty of
community litter pick events continuing throughout the end of this
year. Bedford’s Big Daffodil Bulb Plant will be running every
Saturday morning throughout October and November.