Volunteers clean up Sincil Bank

Volunteers from the Sincil Bank have once again given up their weekend to keep the area looking tidy.

Sixteen volunteers braved the hot weather on Saturday to pick up litter from the street and pull rubbish from Sincil Drain.

The joint event between RiverCare and The Street Litter Pick saw a number of items retrieved and disposed off including a bike, a pedestrian barrier and a large amount of general waste.

A pedestrian barrier was one of the items that had to be winched out of the Sincil Drain. Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

Nick Rawsthorne, one of the volunteers, said: “Please give a big hand to these great people, who selflessly gave up their time for Lincoln and its residents.

“I hope that their example in the area will lead to people recognising that Sincil Bank looks much better when it is not strewn with litter and the Drain looks far better without all the discarded rubbish.”

Smiles all round as residents remove litter by the trolley load. Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

The volunteers were joined by a number of organisations including the Lincoln City Sport and Education Trust, Tesco and Councillor Helena Mair – All of which got stuck in to clean up the area.

An international guest from Beijing, Professor Mei Li, also got her hands dirty to do her bit for Sincil Bank.

Photo: Nick Rawsthorne