Many reasons to declare Stream Clean in Folkestone village a success

Contributed by editor on Mar 25, 2019 - 02:30 PM

Susan Carey and Jenny Hollingsbee with the scouts


By Susan Carey

There were many reasons to declare the Stream Clean in Lyminge on Saturday 23 March a success.

There was a great turnout from villagers with 20 adults, 14 children and two dogs taking part, although it has to be said the dogs didn’t do much by way of work.

Having a great time - messing around in mud! 

Also, many hands made light work of the task and the Stream Clean was completed in just two hours.

It was heartening also to see even less litter than previous years and the volunteers who took part had a great time!

Local councillors Susan Carey and Jenny Hollingsbee assisted by many local scouts were among those helping the clean up and enjoying the day.

Volunteers busy at work  Photo: Susan Carey

Susan said, ‘It was the Great British Spring Clean weekend so our event was part of a nationwide effort. Our focus wasn’t litter but fallen branches, bricks and other obstacles that might cause the river to dam and flood the neighbouring Tayne Field.’ Among the items cleared was a large piece of glass a reminder that those paddling outdoors need to take care.

Jenny Hollingsbee hard at work  Photo: Susan Carey

There will be another Stream Clean of the Nailbourne in Lyminge this autumn and one in Elham in September. There are also plenty of litterpicks and beach cleans across the district involving hundreds of public spirited volunteers making a difference.

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