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Environment: Litter picking party makes a splash in Lyminge near Hythe

Contributed by editor on Mar 19, 2017 - 10:50 AM

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Volunteers turned out in force on Saturday 18 March to help clean the Nailbourne river where it runs through Tayne Field as well as clearing the village of litter.


Not only did the rain hold off there was even some sunshine to enjoy.

Kent County and Shepway councillor Susan Carey was there to help and said: "Keeping the Nailbourne clear of debris reduces the risk of flood and a community event like this makes light work of a potential problem.


Cllr Susan Carey in Lyminge


"The Nailbourne is low at present and in some years can be completely dry but it can easily block and flood when levels are high.

Volunteers hard at work  Photo: Susan Carey


"Events like the stream clean are a regular feature in Lyminge and Kent County Council wants to support and expand the work already being done by the district and parish councils and all the volunteer groups across the County," said Cllr Carey.


The Keep Kent Clean campaign has just launched and can be seen on


Top photo: Susan Carey

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