Horncastle volunteers turn out for spring clean up

Horncastle RiverCare EMN-190804-132400001
Horncastle RiverCare EMN-190804-132400001

The spring tidy-up session of Horncastle RiverCare Group saw a group of eight volunteers gather at the Scout Hut ready to get stuck in.

With one party working from a canoe on the river and the others from the banks, the group worked along the River Waring from the Town Bridge to the junction with the River Bain.

Some of the volunteers  who took part in the spring session

Some of the volunteers who took part in the spring session

This was followed by a couple of quick sorties alongside Tesco’s and near The Ship Inn.

Despite both rivers looking to have stayed reasonably clear of litter during the winter months, the group still collected five large bags of rubbish, a bucket of glass bottles, one scooter, one large advertising sign and an old motor mower roller!

Michael Hieatt, Horncastle RiverCare co-ordinator, said: “It was a good effort.

“Thank you to all those who came.

Horncastle RiverCare EMN-190804-132339001

Horncastle RiverCare EMN-190804-132339001

“The next RiverCare session will be in about three months time, so please look out for posters in the town and on our Facebook page or ring 01507 525071.

“Additional volunteers are always welcome.”

RiverCare is a national organisation under the wing of Keep Britain Tidy.

It is sponsored by Anglian Water.