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River cleaning warriors clean up the Deben

News ArticleRiver cleaning warriors clean up the Deben

A team of river cleaning warriors spent a sweltering Sunday afternoon fishing rubbish out of the River Deben in Woodbridge.

The group of intrepid 5th Woodbridge sea scouts joined forces with volunteers from Deben Rowing Club and the sea scouts’ families to clear the riverbank and litter-pick the surrounding areas of the boating pond, Kingston Fields, the Community Hall and railway station car parks.

Among waste collected were two buoys, a 200ltr drum, a large piece of polystyrene probably off a pontoon, an old link of chains, a tyre and bits and pieces of sailing equipment. In total 32 bags of rubbish were left quayside for Norse to collect!

The event was organised by Transition Woodbridge, a community-led group that aims to strengthen the local economy, reduce the cost of living and prepare for a future with less oil and a changing climate.


For more information on Transition Woodbridge visit http://transitionwoodbridge.onesuffolk.net/