Despite the consensus that the River needs clearing, little real action seems to have occurred so we decided to take to the water ourselves and remove the litter and rubbish ourselves. The first effort saw us clear from Millennium Green to about 50 yards beyond County Bridge. That cleared 6 large bags mainly full of discarded beer cans, bottles, take-away cartons and even a red power ranger!
The crew returned again last Sunday and removed a further 9 bags, clearing a bit further up towards the road bridge. We will be returning now once a month to do a regular clean up.
Thanks most go to Brigg Rowing Club who provided us with one of the boats we used for the clean-up. It's true to say that actions matter much more than words!
Three men in a boat or as one passer-by shouted 'Compo, Clegg and Foggy'. I'm not sure who was who though! At least, unlike Labour we weren't up a creek without a paddle!