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River Derwent Clean Up January 12th 2019

Updated: Jan 23, 2019



A team of local Derbyshire Paddlers headed up by local kayaking equipment company Peak UK just cleaned the River Derwent from the Matlock Slalom Course ( beneath the Cable Car ) down to Cromford Bridge. They fished out all sorts of waste including a gas canister, several road cones, a road barrier, tons of plastic bottles, poly bags of flour from the raft race, heavy scaffolding pole broken rafts, chairs, a lap top computer, a chandelier, many wet wipes, sanitary towels and worse!! All the waste had been thrown in by fellow human beings and destined for the sea.



Huge thanks to our great clear up team - Paul, Pete M, Tom, Alan and Sally V. Awesome thanks go to Sally’s son from Abworx for taking all the rubbish away in his pick up.



Thanks to Derbyshire Dales District Council for collecting the rubbish, Willersley Castle Hotel and Masson Mill for letting us come through.



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