Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Do you want to protect the River Severn?

A meeting is to be held on Thursday 16th February for anyone wanting to get involved in practical tasks to protect and improve the river in and around Newtown. The meeting will start at 7pm in the Exchange, in the Regent’s Centre, Broad Street, Newtown.
 The recent “I love Newtown” consultation showed how strongly local people feel about their town and many residents commented that the town does not make enough of one of its greatest assets, the River Severn itself.
Sue Newham, Keep Wales Tidy officer for the area, feels equally strongly. “The river is a wonderful, natural feature which we take very much for granted. I am very concerned about the health and future of the river, in view of the threat from rubbish dumped into the river, pollutants and invasive weeds, such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam.”
This first meeting is to find out how many people are interested and to plan some activities. Please e-mail Sue on sue.newham@keepwalestidy.org if you have any questions or want to confirm that you are coming.
The River Severn from the Long Bridge in Newtown

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