New boat for Land Yeo Friends

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 November 2010

Clevedon Land Yeo river at the end of Meadow Road.  Land Yeo Friends members receiving a boat from Clevedon Chamber of Trade and Commerce to help them clean the river in future. Friends Chairman David Robinson and  Stewart Edwards in the Polar Craft Punt watched by Chamber of Trade Chairman David Hendey with traders Mike Sutton, Nigel Vowles, Corel Jones and Friends Frank Jacobs, Kay Newrick and Secretary Judith James.

Clevedon Land Yeo river at the end of Meadow Road. Land Yeo Friends members receiving a boat from Clevedon Chamber of Trade and Commerce to help them clean the river in future. Friends Chairman David Robinson and Stewart Edwards in the Polar Craft Punt watched by Chamber of Trade Chairman David Hendey with traders Mike Sutton, Nigel Vowles, Corel Jones and Friends Frank Jacobs, Kay Newrick and Secretary Judith James.

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VOLUNTEERS who maintain a Clevedon river have received a boat to help with their efforts.

Clevedon Land Yeo river at the end of Meadow Road.  Land Yeo Friends members receiving a boat from Clevedon Chamber of Trade and Commerce to help them clean the river in future. Friends Chairman David Robinson and  Stewart Edwards in the Polar Craft Punt watched by Chamber of Trade Chairman David Hendey with Traders Mike Sutton, Nigel Vowles, Corel Jones and Friends Frank Jacobs, Kay Newrick and Secretary Judith James.

Members of the Land Yeo Friends regularly clear litter from sections of the Land Yeo river to ensure culverts do not get blocked and to keep the river clean.

To help the volunteers get to difficult-to-reach areas, Clevedon Chamber of Trade and Commerce donated £750 toward the cost of an aluminium, flat-bottom boat.

Before now, the friends have borrowed a boat from Clevedon Sailing Club to help clear litter but their new vessel is a lot lighter and can be easily handled by two people.


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