RESCUE Clean Up Event Coming Soon
Business and Community groups Spring to Reading's RESCUE for Autumn clean-up.
The open spaces, waterways and woodlands of Reading will be the focus for a host of clean up teams during a major three day clear up of Reading's rubbish hotspots.
The Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event (RESCUE) will take place on Thursday to Saturday 10 to 12 October. Over a hundred volunteers from Reading businesses and voluntary groups will take part in the massive litter pick.
Volunteers are hoping for sunny weather following the March RESCUE event which saw some groups cancel due to snow and freezing wind.
Thames Water is sponsoring RESCUE and will be starting the event on Thursday 10 clearing up along the River Thames and surrounding areas. The Council is co-ordinating the clean up teams and lending litter pickers, bags and gloves to the volunteers. If you would like to get involved, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.readingrescue.org.uk .
Tony Page, Reading's Lead Councillor for Regeneration, Transport and Planning, said: 'We're looking forward to another successful RESCUE event with the Council working in partnership with volunteers from the community and business giving up their time to do this vital work. Thank you all.”
Liz Terry, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Neighbourhoods said: 'Reading RESCUE is a valuable event for the borough - annually we have around 500 volunteers taking part to keep their local areas clear of rubbish for everyone to enjoy. And this popular event isn't just about litter, it brings communities together to make a positive difference to where they live.'
Neeti Bindra, Community Investment Co-ordinator from Thames Water, said: Reading RESCUE is a great community event that our staff love to get involved with every year. We are really pleased to be sponsoring the clean up and we’re looking forward to taking part.”