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First Rivercare Event of 2010

The first Rivercare event of 2010 is taking place this weekend.

Organised by the Pride in Bedford Team, Rivercare sees volunteers come together to clean the River Great Ouse. The events run three to four times a year and last year eager volunteers pulled out from the river: 

 

  • 8 Shopping trolleys
  • 2 Cash registers
  • 20 Bicycles and 3 kids scooters
  • 1 office chair
  • 171 bags of litter and many other bulky items including a VCR, printer, car batteries, tyres, chairs, bedstead, hoover, safe and a moped.

 

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, will be helping out and is urging as many people as possible to come along on Saturday 24th April and work with us to clean up our river by helping with littler picks along the banks of the river. Meanwhile, Bedford Sub Aqua Divers and the Viking Kayak Club will be in the water removing rubbish from the surface and riverbed.

Volunteers from Wells Eagle IPA will also be joining the event and helping to tidy up as the new official sponsor of Bedford River Clean Up events.

As well as cleaning up the area, the British Trust of Conservation Volunteers, will be joining the event to help children with seed planting as well as helping them to make bat hotels and ladybird boxes.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The Great Ouse is something everyone in the borough can be proud of. We work hard to keep it clean and these Rivercare events give everyone the chance to come together and help to improve the river and embankment.

“I urge everyone who can to come along, enjoy the refreshments and help to look after the jewel in Bedford’s crown.”

The event meets at Queen’s Bridge, the slipe, off Ford End Road, Queen’s Park, Bedford and runs from 10am-1pm.

All equipment is provided and refreshments will also be available.

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