Squad’s clear-up on the riverbank

Calder Future and Halifax Canoe Club got together for a river clean-up preparing for next week's big canoe event andfor Calder Future's River Week.

Calder Future and Halifax Canoe Club got together for a river clean-up preparing for next week's big canoe event andfor Calder Future's River Week.

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A SMALL skip and plenty of bin bags were filled with rubbish during two river-clean-ups.

Volunteers from Calder Future and Halifax Canoe Club cleared the riverbank where the River Calder meets the River Ryburn in Sowerby Bridge.

Gavin Roberts, from Calder Future, said as well as bottles and other rubbish they found abandoned scrap metal.

Another clean-up was also carried out by Eastwood Residents Association in Eastwood.

The team there filled a small skip with rubbish from the riverbank.