Bolton Rivers Clean Up

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Bolton's rivers are steeped in history, heritage and nature.

Unfortunately due to a small minority of mindless individuals, they have also become a dumping ground for litter and fly-tipping.

We would like give Bolton's rivers back to nature. The River Croal is a 10 mile stretch of water running through the middle of Bolton, starting at Middle brook and running eastwards through the town centre, eventually running into the river Irwell in Kearsley. It's name originates from "Croh" and "Wella" meaning winding stream. Along the way it is joined by The River Tonge, Bradshaw Brook, Astley Brook and Eagley Brook.

Wouldn't it be great to allow all of Bolton's waterways to return to winding streams, instead of an environment to dispose of one's rubbish?

Contact Details

Janine Pascoe

boltonriverscleanup@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/Bolton-Rivers-Clean-Up-435031277056219

News

by Bolton Rivers Clean Up | Monday 01 February 2021 | 0 Comments
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The banks of a Bolton river are to be restored and natural flood defences bolstered as part of a £1.8M ‘green recovery’ project.
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by Bolton Rivers Clean Up | Monday 01 February 2021 | 0 Comments
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There was an article in the Bolton News last November, about a major project on the River Croal to combat fish stock decline. 
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by Bolton Rivers Clean Up | Monday 01 February 2021 | 0 Comments
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Our main focus this year was to get on top of the fly tipping in the rivers running through and into Bolton and to look after the environment on their banks. We have joined with other groups and individuals in Bolton to clear the hundreds of bags of rubbish in and around the River Croal, in such areas as along Croal Street and Fern Street. Now the rubbish has been cleared from the embankments, we regularly revisit the areas to clear new fly tips. 
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by Bolton Rivers Clean Up | Monday 02 March 2020 | 0 Comments
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This is an update on recycling opportunites around Bolton...
Last week Turton School collected and sent off over 40kg of used pens and over 1500 empty crisp packets to Terracycle for recycling.

Much of this has been collected from individuals, organisations or groups of people and dropped off at the school. The school gets points which are converted to charitable donations. 
There are many places around Bolton that collect hard to recycle plastic packaging as part of th More.....

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by Bolton Rivers Clean Up | Tuesday 03 December 2019 | 0 Comments
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Brilliant job on Sunday, 24th December.
Volunteers collected over 120 bags of rubbish from a short stretch of embankment on the River Croal near Queen's Park. Two weeks ago we collected 330 bags from an adjacent stretch of embankment.

The plan is to come back every 2 weeks until the whole embankment has been cleaned up; it is so bad here that this could easily take another 10 visits.... (at a rough guess)

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