Published: 12:00, 16 May 2014
Tonnes of rubbish dumped in the Thames has been cleared with a little help from Gravesham MP Adam Holloway.
He joined the Port of London Authority (PLA) volunteers and waterway charity Thames21 for a foreshore clear-up.
Masses of waste is pulled from the water each year, including guns, tyres, motorbikes and fridges. This year marked a decade’s partnership between the PLA and Thames21.
Mr Holloway said: “It is unbelievable what people drop in the river. I congratulate the PLA and Thames21 on 10 years of partnership caring for the river and look forward to the next decade.”
The PLA’s work with Thames21 includes providing steel cages to put the rubbish in, collected by the volunteers.
Thames21 chief executive Debbie Leach said: “The River Thames is one of the most globally recognised features of our urban landscape and its health and cleanliness has become a benchmark of environmental progress.
“When Thames21 became an independent charity a decade ago, it was with the support and active, practical involvement of the PLA.
"This key partnership on the Thames has been integral to Thames21’s decade of achievement.”
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