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More River Thames clean up days are in the pipeline following the success of the latest event earlier this month.

Scores of volunteers donned wellies and gloves and got to grips with the Brentford foreshore at low tide. Four cages were filled with debris including tyres, engine parts, bedframes and an air-conditioning unit that took 12 people to lift.

Ridgeways Boatyard owner Nigel Moore was one of the co-ordinators. He told brentfordTW8.com "There was an excellent turnout, despite scorching weather, and everybody did a great job of concentrating on the foreshore between Lot's Ait and Ferry Quays".

Thames 21, the charity that organised the event, now plan to hold another Brentford-based clear up later this year.

20 June 2006

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