Biggleswade River Ivel clean up retrieves more than 100kg of litter
PUBLISHED: 16:14 01 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 01 November 2018
Volunteers collected more than 100kg of litter during the Biggleswade River Ivel clean on Sunday as part of the Plastic Free Biggleswade initiative.
Those taking part included small children and a golden retriever, with the aim of removing plastic waste from the river and surrounding area.
Tanya Hill, who organised the river clean up, said: “We had 28 people and a dog come out to help.
“We spent over two hours there and collected 123.7kg of rubbish, but unfortunately there was still a lot more that volunteers couldn’t reach in the river and under hedges.
“There are currently two trolleys in the river and I’m in contact with the council about having them retrieved.
“Some people believed there wasn’t a lot of rubbish and that a clean up wasn’t necessary, however, once you start looking for it, there is loads.”
To find out about how you can get involved in future litter picks, search Surfers Against Sewage Biggleswade on Facebook.