RESCUE stands for Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event.
RESCUE is a valued partnership event, bringing the public, community and the business sectors together to plan and deliver this popular outdoor clean up event.
During four days in March and three days in October, clean up teams who want to make a difference to Readings woodlands, waterways, green spaces and streets can get support to deliver a safe and co-orindated event with the help of the RESCUE steering group.
Local community, neighbourhood and business clean up teams contribution make the event a success. The event is not possible without the involvement of the council waste services and overall facilitation of the event by the steering group. Clean up teams are provided with litter pickers, gloves, bags and crucially a rubbish pick up to take the litter and debris found away.
The steering group meets a few times a year to evaluate and plan RESCUE. If you would like to come to meetings or get involved in another way, please get in touch.
RESCUE organisers revealed a new logo and poster for March RESCUE 2012. They managed to secure extra funding this year to design the new blue, green and white logo, which replaces the original red life ring which has been used since the annual event took off in 1989. Volunteers felt the life ring gave the wrong message to others about the purpose of the event.