Teams make a clean sweep of the river

Gary Palmer

A total of nearly half a tonne of rubbish and 15 trolleys were collected by a team of volunteers in a clean-up operation of the River Medway.

The Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council organised event was part of the Love Kent Hate Litter and LitterGram campaigns aiming to improve the area’s environment.

As previously reported, the river has been blighted by incidents of dumped trolleys along sections of the river Medway in Tonbridge.

The rubbish is a danger to people using the river for pleasure and also raises the fear of flooding.

Tonbridge Flood Wardens were joined by ten volunteers from Tonbridge Canoe Club who paddled the river at Strawberry Vale, Ashby’s Point, The Botany and Bewley’s Weir to clear litter debris.

Organised clean-ups on the River Medway in the past year have produced improvements to the environment in and around the river.

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