Our next event is on 13 to 16 Mach 2014.
The government has announced a plastic bag charge will start in England by the end of 2015. It will affect supermarkets and larger shops and the money raised will go to charities. Read the BBC article on it here.
Action for the River Kennet (ARK) are asking people and groups to tell them about any issues they are aware of that degrade the canals ecology. This could be pollutants, river morphology, drainage, artificial or natural barriers to flow etc. They would like responses through their website by the end of November 2013.
Click here to go the their website to respond. (Select the part of the River you would like to comment on).
RVA have published some guidelines for community groups to contact the press with their news stories. Read the artlicle here.
The BBC covered the problem of litter in ‘Our Dirty Nation’ recently, highlighting the increase in volume in the UK.
Our Autumn RESCUE 2013 was a great success.
Check our twitter feed below to see pictures from the clean up event which took place in October 2013 and read what the clean up teams achieved together here.
Mayor of Reading says ‘Thank You’ to all RESCUE volunteers
Following the great effort over a number of years by hundreds of volunteers, the Mayor invited representatives from business, community clean up teams and RBC waste services to personally say ‘thank you’ for their commitment and effort towards keeping Readings environmental spaces clean.
The Mayors reception took place on Septeber 3rd 2013 in the Mayors Parlour, Civic Centre. Mayor Marian Livingstone enjoyed personally meeting and thanking volutneers for their contribution. The volunteers were also pleased to be thanked in this way and said it was a priviledge to be invited to such an event.
A valuable networking event for some groups too as RESCUE volunteers discussed ways to work together during clean up events.
Please click here to find out about our Pride of Reading Award 2010.