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Monday, September 11, 2006

River Ribble ITV Big Clean-Up at Fishwick Bottoms, and the Ribble Basin Annual Forum

A busy week for Ribblesiders! There are two important events happening this week, so join in and do your bit!

Ribble at Frenchwood

There is a major event helping to tidy up the River Ribble at Fishwick Bottoms on SUNDAY 17th as part of the ITV Big Clean-Up! There is also the Ribble Basin Annual Forum on Thursday 14th September.

River Ribble ITV Big Clean-Up at Fishwick Bottoms:
Save The Ribble Campaign are joining in the River Ribble Big Clean-Up at Fishwick Bottoms. This event is on SUNDAY 17th, meeting at 10am at the car park to the Fishwick Bottoms athletics tracks on London Road in Preston.

Organisers are hoping to attract at least 300 volunteers to help clean up this area - come and join in and help clean up this beautiful area - and you may even be on TV!!

The whole event will last from 10am til 4pm, and promises to be a fabulous day out for all as there will be music, circus acts, art projects, and free lunch!!

There are also other Ribble Clean-Up events in other Ribbleside areas: for more details and how to register to join in the Ribble Big Clean-Up, see or

Ribble Basin Forum:
Anyone who loves the River Ribble and wants to know about the projects and issues that will affect its future is invited to the fourth annual Ribble Forum on Thursday September 14th in Preston.

There will be presentations and also the chance to raise questions and issues that are close to your heart, including a Soapbox session from the Save The Ribble Campaign.

Presentations will cover a range of topics, including one on the innovative Sustainable Catchment Management Plan, which aims to improve water quality in the Ribble catchment and give a major boost to local wildlife at the same time.
It is being carried out by United Utilities on land it owns throughout the Northwest, including in Lancashire, with the help of the RSPB.

The half-day forum is open to all and free to attend. It is being held at the Gujurat Hindu Society, South Meadow Lane in Preston (curry for lunch is on offer) and starts at 9.30 a.m.

To book a place, contact Bev Mitchell at the Mersey Basin Campaign
on 0161 242 8212 or
Gujurat Hindu Society, South Meadow Lane, Venue for the Ribble Basin Forum

For more information see

To contact Save The Ribble Campaign email



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