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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 volunteers.

 

“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 Embankment area.”

 

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.

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