February 8, 2011 12.09 pm This story is over 157 months old

Lincolnites to clean up Sincil Dyke

Scrub up: Volunteers are wanted to help clean the messy Sincil Dyke at the weekend.

Residents living in the Sincil area will be taking part in the Sincil Dyke Rivercare clean-up this weekend to free it of the waste.

The dyke is currently home to various dumped items, including large household items like a vacuum cleaner.

Volunteers are asked to take part in Anglian Water’s Rivercare clean, which will dredge the river and banks of litter and preparing a flower and vegetable garden.

The garden will then be used by children to grow flowers and vegetables from St Peter at Gowt’s school.

Sincil Area Community Development Worker Rosemary Robinson said: “Sincil Dyke is in need of a good clean.

“We have a small group of volunteers from the local area who have agreed to take part and help us out next weekend.

“Any help from any residents in the local area will be much appreciated. All the equipment and protective gear will be provided, so anyone can just turn up on the day.”

Lincoln Canoe Club will also be joining in by canoeing down the dyke and helping hoist out heavier items.

Andrew Walters from Rivercare said: “This is a great project and there’s already lots of enthusiasm for it in the local neighbourhood, so we’re confident it will be a good clean-up!”

The dyke clean up will begin at 10am on February 12 until 1pm. Volunteers will meet at he Trust Suite at Lincoln City Football Ground.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership | Photo: Graham Kent