March 28, 2022 10.12 am

Sincil Bank litter picking volunteers begin Great British Spring Clean

Another great effort from RiverCare

A group of dedicated volunteers have again taken to the streets of Lincoln to pick up litter in the Sincil Bank area, finding scooters, sink trays and thrown away face masks.

The Sincil Bank RiverCare and Litter Pick Group took part in the first phase of its Great British Spring Clean 2022 contribution on Saturday, March 26.

The group, which saw people in its dozens don hi-vis vests and litter picking equipment, were working to clean up the Sincil Bank area, from the river to the side streets.

Another great turn out for the Sincil Bank litter pickers. | Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

They are supported by The Lincoln City Foundation and local City of Lincoln Councillors, and the work done over the weekend was additional to the efforts by the Environment Agency’s agents – Jackson Civil Engineering.

RiverCare meet monthly to clean up the Sincil Bank area. | Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

On this particular mission, the group was joined by a host of faces young and old, armed with litter picking devices and ready to tidy up their streets.

There were people of all ages attending the litter pick. | Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

Among the finds were 23 cardboard boxes, two sink trays, two child scooters, four tins of paint and even a padded dog bed. Shards of glass and planks of wood were also removed to increase safety in the area.

The team were fishing rubbish out of the river. | Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

In terms of general waste, 30 bags of rubbish were collected, filled with 84 cans, 40 glass bottles, 39 plastic bottles and 48 discarded face masks.

Numbers are always great at these litter picks, showcasing community spirit. | Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

This was phase one of the Great British Spring Clean, with part two taking place on Friday, April 8, 2022.

It isn’t just on the streets themselves where the team clear up. | Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

All are welcome to join as the group meet on the corner of Sausthorpe Street and Sincil Bank at 9.30am for a 10am start. If you cannot make this, the group meet monthly and you can keep up to date with progress on the Sincil Bank Lincoln RiverCare and Litter Pick Group Facebook page.

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne