August 9, 2022 8.48 am This story is over 22 months old

Dedicated volunteers remove mountain of rubbish from Sincil Bank area

Cleaning up the neighbourhood for free

A washing machine drum, four shopping trolleys and 120 glass bottles were among the items retrieved from the Sincil Bank area on Saturday by a dedicated team of volunteers.

Sincil Bank Rivercare and litter pick long-standing volunteers, and new faces, met up in the warm weather to remove an assortment of litter and larger items from the streets around Sincil Bank on Saturday, August 6.

The following items were found during August’s litter pick (with thanks to Stuart Benn who collates these figures at each monthly Litterpick):

  • Washing Machine Drum,
  • Flood Sign
  • Tesco Shopping Trolley x4
  • Pieces of Polystyrene x5
  • Card Board Boxes x7
  • Car Engine Panel
  • Pillow
  • TV Monitor
  • Concrete Block
  • Refrigerator Drawers x3
  • Cat Litter Tray
  • Car Wheel Trim
  • Kiddies Shoe
  • Trainer
  • Flip Flop
  • Wine Glass
  • Large Traffic Cone
  • Piece of Carpet
  • Safety Boots x 2
  • Trainers x2
  • Oil Bottles x2
  • Trolley Wheel
  • Trolley Bag

This over and above the 47 bags collected, which contained the following Bottles Glass x 120, Bottles Plastic x 105, Cans x 115.

Mucking in because they care. | Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

Nick Rawsthorne, who was involved in the project, said: “I was also able to monitor the local wildlife around the area – which has also greatly benefitted from the effort of our lovely volunteers.”

“A big thank you to all those who work so hard, both to keep our lovely city nice and clean, and also to show that community and friendships matter so much to each one of us.”

The next litter pick is at 9.30am for a 10am start on Saturday 17 September at the corner of Sausthorpe Street and Sincil Bank, and volunteers are asked to message Barbara Gooding if attending.

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

| Photo: Nick Rawsthorne