Spalding Community Riverside Forum wants everyone to protect one of the town’s most spectacular assets, the beautiful banks of the Welland.
The forum is spearheading graffiti removal from key riverside buildings and involving Community Payback in a clear-up. And its new ‘Supporting Your Riverside’ leaflet is out now.
Volunteers will deliver the leaflet to properties along the Welland in Spalding and it will be available through Spalding Water Taxi and South Holland District Council and tourist spots like Ayscoughfee Hall and Chain Bridge Forge.
Coun Jack McLean is keen to hear from organisations willing to display the leaflet to spread the message far and wide.
He said: “We are hoping that we can communicate this message to people across the town with the help of some additional supporters.”
Messages on the leaflet are: take litter to the nearest bin (please pick up litter when you see it to leave the area clean and safe); take care of your area (if your land leads to the river, please keep it tidy and make a big impact on the riverside environment); stub it out (a plea to smokers to use bins once a cigarette is safely extinguished); please don’t feed the ducks (bread is harmful for ducks and encourages rats); and try volunteering (consider joining Spotless Spalding Social Group, which litter-picks in Spalding once a month). The forum says residents to report non-emergency crimes on 101 and problems with litter bins to the council on 01775 761161.
• Call 07761 098517 to get involved in the forum.