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Westminster Cadets Paddle Towards a Cleaner River

Westminster cadets paddle towards a cleaner river

The Westminster Police Cadets have taken to the water on the River Thames and surrounding canals to pioneer an on-water litter picking project. Following support from Tideway, the Cadets purchased paddle boards and safety equipment to do their bit towards improving the rivers. 

Jon Marsden, Youth Engagement Officer with the Met Police, said "Westminster cadets are from a range of socio-economic backgrounds across London. They take part on a weekly Cadet programme with a range of activities. As young people they are concerned about the use of single use plastics polluting the Thames and Canals."

"Tideway funding has helped us get out on the Canals and River, using paddle boards buckets and grabbers to pick out rubbish. It has also helped the cadets buy camping equipment for their DofE adventures this year. A big thank you to Tideway from all the cadets"

The Cadets are a youth organisation of 13 to 18-year-olds who represent their communities in Westminster.