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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 RodingFriends 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.

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