Volunteers still wanted to help clean up Horncastle’s rivers

The River Bain in Horncastle ENGEMN00220130128134631
The River Bain in Horncastle ENGEMN00220130128134631

Volunteers will tomorrow (Saturday) be pulling on their jumpers and grabbing their wellies to clean up litter from the banks of the River Bain and Waring in Horncastle.

The event has been organised by Keep Britain Tidy, Anglian Water and the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams project to help the local community see the beautiful surroundings on their doorsteps.

They are still looking for more volunteers to come along, take part and find out more about their local rivers.

Andrew Walters, RiverCare Project Manager said: “Horncastle’s rivers are a fantastic asset and we know local people really care about their rivers.

“We have set up the clean-up event to get the rivers looking their best with the help of local residents.”

It is hoped that the clean up will be the first of many and a thriving Rivercare project can be re-established in the town.

Will Bartle, from Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project added: ‘We’re really excited to get the great RiverCare group going again with KeepBritainTidy and Anglian Water.

“Funding from WREN has given us the resources we need to help this community look after their rare chalk stream and we’re looking forward to it!’

*The River Clean Up will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Please contact Andrew Walters 07918 638 918 or Will Bartle 07786 173611 if you would like to come along. All equipment will be provided. Families are welcome - children need to be accompanied by parent or guardian.