FORTY bags of rubbish have been collected from the River Leam by Severn Trent volunteers.
Over the summer, community champions from the water company donned their waders and hopped into canoes to clear debris and litter from a 2km stretch of the Leam located close to Leamington Boat Centre.
The clean-up days are part of Severn Trent’s Community Champions scheme, established in 2017, which allows every member of staff to spend two working days a year doing voluntary work and further supports the company’s Get River Positive commitments.
The clean-up also focused on the River Sowe and the River Sherborne in Coventry.
Severn Trent employee and community champion Asmaa Khalifa said: “It was great to be able to take some time to get outside and help in the local community by clearing some of the rubbish.”
The events were hosted by environmental charities Keep Britain Tidy and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
Severn Trent’s Get River Positive campaign was launched in March, to take a leading role in making the region’s rivers the healthiest they can be.