Big River Clean Up After Flooding

After the recent flooding, the Henley Mermaids invite the community to join them in a riverbank clean-up event on Saturday (13 January) from 11:00am.

As the water recedes, there will be a lot of debris left behind which will need clearing up.  Volunteers are asked to meet at the Friday Street slipway, and bring with them black and clear bin bags, as well as protective gloves and to wear welllies.

The Mermaids will be joined by various groups, including Warriors on Waste headed up by Lynne Lambourne alongside other swimming and community organisations.

Henley Mermaid Laura Reineke said “It is amazing how much debris and rubbish is washed up after flooding, and we would like to make sure it doesn’t get back into our beautiful River Thames.  Let’s come together as a community to restore the river banks and make a positive impact after the recent flooding. Join us on Saturday to lend a hand in keeping our beautiful town clean and pristine.”

1 comment
  1. Guy David Girling says:

    Having worked on the river for over 40 years, Surely it’s not sensible to encourage people near the river till it’s normal flow it’s currently flowing at 300 cubic mts second normal summer flow is circa 50 also normal height within banks as edges cannot be seen
    This is plainly irresponsible
    I’m amazed the Henley Herald is backing this it ought to be in March at the earliest.


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