River clean up sees decline in waste

PUBLISHED: 04:00 26 November 2018

Land Yeo Friends cleaned out the river. Picture: David Robinson

Land Yeo Friends cleaned out the river. Picture: David Robinson

David W. Robinson

An environmental group has thanked Clevedon residents for fighting against pollution in the town.

The Land Yeo Friends got to work cleaning out the river and were pleasantly surprised by the decline in plastic waste and rubbish they cleaned up.

Publicity officer, David Robinson, said: “This river clean was surprising in several ways, not least of all the fact the clean resulted in much less rubbish than ever before.

“There were no complete traffic cones, just one detached base, an electronic till, a baby carrier, two car tyres and a child’s scooter.”

The group collected six bags of waste which were taken to the amenity site but there was still an alarming number of plastic bottles and drink cans.

Surfers Against Sewage provided the team with equipment and insurance for the clean which took place along and in the river between the scout hut, in Coleridge Vale Road, and Marshall’s Field.

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