Wheelchair, vacuum cleaner and trolleys fished out of Witham by Grantham firefighters and Rivercare volunteers

Rubbish collected by Grantham Rivercare volunteers and firefighters from the Witham.
Rubbish collected by Grantham Rivercare volunteers and firefighters from the Witham.

A dozen Rivercare volunteers supported by Grantham firefighters carried out a successful clean-up of the River Witham on Saturday.

With the help of a large inflatable raft, the firefighters were able to collect rubbish from parts of the river which are normally inaccessible. At the same time they were able to undertake water rescue training. As a result the haul of rubbish was far greater than normal.

Firefighters help clean up the Witham.

Firefighters help clean up the Witham.

The collection included ten sacks of light rubbish (mainly bottles and cans), three shopping trolleys, a scooter, a vacuum cleaner, a bicycle, a suitcase, a wheelchair, and three road signs.

Grantham Rivercare is supported by Keep Britain Tidy, and sponsored by Anglian Water and Sainsbury’s.

The next clean up will be on Saturday, December 10.

Firefighters joined Rivercare volunteers to clean up the Witham.

Firefighters joined Rivercare volunteers to clean up the Witham.