Calne divers clear up River Avon

Club members shift into ‘Big Society’ gear and remove litter

Author: Pat
3rd February 2012
 

A group of divers from Calne in Wiltshire volunteered to clear rubbish from the River Avon yesterday.

Club members put themselves forward to help clean up an 800-metre stretch of riverbed in Chippenham.

The divers removed sunken detritus along a half-mile section between the town bridge and footbridge by the Monkton Park golf course.

Calne Divers member Jon Dodsworth, commented: “As a club we appreciate the waterways and inland dive sites perhaps more than most.

“It’s only right that we should help look after them when we can.”

Adrian Jones of Chippenham Town Council was grateful for the club’s help.

He said: “The River Avon is a real landmark feature for the town and it is great that volunteers from the rivers sub-group of the Chippenham and Areas Partnership (ChAP) and the Calne Divers have given up their time to help tidy this valuable asset of ours.”

In all, more than 20 dives were successfully completed on sunday 4th December by Calne members.

 
 
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