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Friends of the River Roding volunteers clear up Barking footpath

PUBLISHED: 14:46 26 September 2017

Friends of the River Roding

Friends of the River Roding

Eilidh Ogden

Volunteers unhappy with the state of a public footpath took matters into their own hands and cleared up a huge collection of rubbish, filling a dumpster and several bin bags.

Friends of the River Roding Friends of the River Roding

Five people from Friends of the River Roding got together to clear away the rubbish that had been amassing on the footpath following the river, on the stretch near Hertford Road.

The volunteers include inhabitants of nearby narrowboats.

Eilidh Ogden said: “It is actually quite depressing to walk passed the piles of rubbish.”

She has urged the council to put in bins to stop the build up happening again.

A council spokesman said: “We appreciate the efforts of our residents who take pride in their local area and we are happy to meet with the group in order to agree a way forward.”

The volunteers urge people to go to their Facebook page to find out how they can help improve the river.

2 comments

  • If anyone I interested in helping keep the River Roding clean and opening up a new riverside path along it, do join our Facebook group 'Friends of the River Roding' and let us know you're interested in helping out. Thanks!

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    River_Roding

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  • I cannot believe the state of our borough, and the council have the cheek to say they take pride in It? Beyond a joke now rubbish in many places, you ring the council n it takes weeks to be collected..

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    Nikki Chambers

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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