Volunteer for the River Calder spring clean

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Calderdale Council, partners and volunteers will be taking part in a spring clean of the banks of the River Calder.

The floods caused a lot of damage along the river, and while repair work has been carried out to towpaths and riverbanks, there’s still a lot of rubbish left from the receding waters.

To improve the appearance of our riverbanks after the difficult winter, the council’s Countryside and Woodlands team along with the Canal and River Trust, Environment Agency, Calder Future, Hebden Royd Town Council and local community groups are taking part in a series of volunteer events this March.

Cabinet member for skills and the environment, Coun Jenny Lynn, said: “The banks of the River Calder were badly damaged in the floods, and although the water has thankfully receded, there is still a lot of rubbish and debris left along the riverside.

“Volunteers have done a fantastic job aiding with the flood recovery and they make a great contribution to the environment.

“I hope lots of people join in with these clean ups, to help make a real difference to the look of the riverbanks.”

The organised clean ups are taking place throughout the month, visit www.calderfuture.org.uk for information about dates and locations.