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Transition Woodbridge in river clean up

PUBLISHED: 09:17 20 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:13 24 June 2019

Transition Woodbridge, the 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts and volunteers gather for the river clean 2019 Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

Transition Woodbridge, the 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts and volunteers gather for the river clean 2019 Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

Supporters gather to help make Woodbridge a cleaner town

Volunteers collecting litter at the riverside Picture: GEMMA JARVISVolunteers collecting litter at the riverside Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

Volunteers turned out to help take part in a river clean organised by local group Transitions Woodbridge, a community-led group that aims to strengthen the local economy and prepare for a future with less oil and a changing climate.

Together with the 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts, supporters and organisers collected over 11 bags of rubbish containing among other things; a broom head, a length of carpet, pontoon polystyrene, fishing and nylon rope and cigarette butts.

Over 30 people attended and covered various areas across the town including the other side of the river bank thanks to the sea scouts rowing over to help.

The 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts rowed over to the other side of the River Deben to collect litter Picture: GEMMA JARVISThe 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts rowed over to the other side of the River Deben to collect litter Picture: GEMMA JARVIS

Organiser Jane Healey of Transition Woodbridge said of the days result: "There were 26 bags last year so there's been an improvement. I'm really absolutely thrilled, it's different every time. Thanks to everyone who came and also to Jason of Rubbish Walks for recording the event"

Rubbish Walks do litter picks in Woodbridge the last Sunday of every month from the Tea Hut from 10am so just turn up if you would like to help.

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