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Big Thames clean up call for volunteers

PUBLISHED: 13:10 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:06 05 October 2010

VOLUNTEERS are rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in with cleaning up a grotty stretch of the Thames. The waterways charity Thames 21 is carrying out its first deep clean of the year at the Isle of Dogs on March 12 and 13 when the river is at low tide

VOLUNTEERS are rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in with cleaning up a grotty stretch of the Thames.

The waterways charity Thames 21 is carrying out its first deep clean of the year at the Isle of Dogs on March 12 and 13 when the river is at low tide.

It is appealing for volunteers to help de-clutter the rubbish that ends up along the foreshore at Limehouse Reach.

ROUND THE BEND

The Isle of Dogs is one of the most littered sections of the Thames because of the sharp river bend, where much of London's flotsam—especially plastic bags—gets dumped by the current. The charity last year cleared away 30,000 bags from the foreshore.

Volunteers dressed suitably in old clothes are being invited to join the cleaning 8-11.30am on March 12 and 8.30-11am the next day, meeting at Newcastle Draw Dock, off Saunders Ness Road, Millwall.

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