21- 24 March 2013
RESCUE had 115 volunteers who contributed 260 hours to cleaning up Reading’s rivers and environmental spaces. From the original 27, 18 groups braved the snow and freezing wind chill to:
•Clear 32 sites in Reading,
•Collect 230 bags and 50 of these bags were recycling.
The pictures below are a few sent in by volunteers. Read our newsletter here for the full report.
9 – 12 October 2013
136 volunteers contributed 448 hours to cleaning up Reading’s rivers and environmental spaces this past weekend.
13 groups cleared 15 sites, collected approximately 60 recycling bags and 100 bags of rubbish, in addition to debris and scrap metal.
11 shopping trolleys were recovered, as well as the remains of 3 lawn mowers and 2 motor cycles.
Unusual find winner was a sword found by Newtown GLOBE in east Reading.
The biggest recovery was a commercial sized bin pulled out of the water by University of Reading students and Kennet and Avon Canal Trust at County Lock (near town centre).
There were plenty of remains of road barriers and signs as well across the whole of the town.
Volunteers felt satisfied that they’d made a positive contribution to their local areas and all enjoyed sunny weather with the exception of sponsors Thames Water!
The 15 sites ranged from scenic areas like Waterloo Meadows, Southcote Meadows and Kings Meadow to more urban clear ups in the Newtown area (east Reading) and the Redlands residential area near Reading Hospital.
Thank you to all the volunteers that took part!