MP lends a hand in river clean-up
Volunteers including scouts, anglers and students are messing about on the river in Nuneaton today, as part of a clean-up project.
They will be removing litter and rubbish from the banks of the River Anker, which runs through the heart of the town, including Riversley Park and Bond Gate. The initiative is led by Keep Britain Tidy’s WatersideCare programme in a partnership of the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water and Canal & River Trust. It is being supported by the borough council and MP Marcus Jones, who will also be lending a hand.
He said “I am delighted to see so many organisations, companies and community groups coming together to clean up our river. For too long, the river has not always been respected in the way it should be.
“ I hope that involving the community in this project will not only improve the environment in and around the river, but will also highlight to the wider community the asset and the environmental sustainability the river brings to Nuneaton.”
Mark Owen from the Angling Trust said: “this even is an important step in raising awareness of an important asset that Nuneaton has.”
“Taken care of properly, the Anker will teem with wildlife for all to enjoy, anglers are proud to take part in this event which will not only help the situation in Nuneaton but areas downstream as far as Tamworth.”
Source – Coventry Telegraph (Main)
Date – 4 June 2011