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Grantham litter pick delayed by Storm Dennis




RiverCare’s plan to clean up at Belton House has been delayed.

The group’s clean-up of the River Witham and the surrounding land, scheduled for February 15, had to be cancelled due to the extreme weather caused by Storm Dennis.

Grantham RiverCare, established in 2004, relies on “a group of like-minded volunteers who tackle litter issues and monitor their adopted stretch of the Witham in Grantham”.

The Belton clean-up was delayed due to the extreme weather caused by Storm Dennis. (29781304)
The Belton clean-up was delayed due to the extreme weather caused by Storm Dennis. (29781304)

David Martin, co-leader of Grantham RiverCare, said: “So with Storm Dennis hitting us this weekend this unfortunately meant that our RiverCare at Belton clean-up had to be cancelled. Lots of disappointment not only from ourselves but from those that were going; we would have had 22 volunteers.”

The group will be in touch with the National Trust at Belton to reschedule the clean-up, but it will likely be delayed until later in the year.

Due to the roaming deer that will be rutting, the site is too dangerous in the coming months to run the clean.

David continued: “The wash will certainly bring down debris and rubbish which we will get to at our next big clean-up where we hope to cover all of our adopted stretch.”

Grantham RiverCare’s next clean-up will be on Saturday, March 21 as part of the Great British Spring Clean. It is the group’s 94th clean-up and volunteers will meet at Wyndham Park model boating lake.

If you are interested in volunteering, or wish to find out more, visit: www.facebook.com/rivercaregrantham



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