Thames paddle




River CleanUp


Thank you to all of you who took part in the Surfers against Sewage Big Spring Beach Clean- Summit to Sea. This was supported by British Canoeing and SBC Paddlers.

Seventeen bags of rubbish plus a number of cones, a tyre, a fire-pit and a crash helmet were collected from the River Soar between Zouch and the junction with the canal at Loughborough.
Worryingly, was the amount of very small pieces of plastic and polystyrene trapped in natural debris.

Steve won the award for the most unusual item found. A competency certificate from the Brush for operating an overhead crane, narrowly beating Gee’s pregnancy testing kit (or at least the one she found).

A special thank you to Laura, who spent most of Saturday, preparing meals for the paddlers and all of Sunday, looking after us.

We will be carrying out other ‘clean-ups’ in the near future, covering the stretch up to Eleven Arches and hopefully some of us will collect rubbish during our regular paddles.

Shane Morgan