Help us clean up Foss

YOUR anonymous correspondent (Letters, November 30) is mistaken in believing that City of York Council’s river cleaning boat on the River Foss has been used only once since it was purchased.

The River Foss Society would agree that the boat isn’t used as often as we would wish. Nevertheless, Foss Society members, together with council staff, have been out on the boat twice in the past year collecting rubbish from the river between Castle Mills and Monk Bridge, while other volunteers cleared the banks up as far as Yearsley Bridge. On one occasion, we were joined by York Viking Rotary Club members. We plan to carry on this work next year, but litter picking is not all we do.

The society welcomes new members to support its programme of walks, talks on all aspects of the river, and behind-the-scenes work to help care for the Foss and its environs. If you cherish the river, contact us via our website riverfosssociety.co.uk – you will be most welcome.

Mark Gladwin, Huntington Road, York

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:46pm Fri 7 Dec 12

anistasia says...

I have seen your boat a few times on the Foss you do a great job as a fisherman and ex bailiff people need to know how the waterway works it's slow moving but full of weeds but they help put air into the water.when I fished years ago there were eels but not as many now a sign of water quality going down.it's only when you get into city limits that pollution is bad.dumped cars, bikes, beds, old oil etc.some time ago I remember chemicals from the old hospital and untreated sewerage going straight in to the Foss.everyone has a duty to care for the Foss and it's environment not just a few council workers and volunteers you all do a great job keep it up last few years the banks got mended the bushes all cut back a bit at a time and it makes a change to see work done on a river not known for its tourist walks but in time this could change.I have fished the Foss for 42 years.
I have seen your boat a few times on the Foss you do a great job as a fisherman and ex bailiff people need to know how the waterway works it's slow moving but full of weeds but they help put air into the water.when I fished years ago there were eels but not as many now a sign of water quality going down.it's only when you get into city limits that pollution is bad.dumped cars, bikes, beds, old oil etc.some time ago I remember chemicals from the old hospital and untreated sewerage going straight in to the Foss.everyone has a duty to care for the Foss and it's environment not just a few council workers and volunteers you all do a great job keep it up last few years the banks got mended the bushes all cut back a bit at a time and it makes a change to see work done on a river not known for its tourist walks but in time this could change.I have fished the Foss for 42 years. anistasia

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree