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
“I urge everyone who can to come along, enjoy
the refreshments and help to look after the jewel in Bedford’s
The event meets at Queen’s Bridge, the slipe,
off Ford End Road, Queen’s Park, Bedford and runs from
All equipment is provided and refreshments
will also be available.