If you live in the Gaywood Drive or Two Rivers Way area of Newbury you may have noticed an abundance of Yellow Fish in your local street.
Designed to raise awareness amongst local communities and business, the Yellow Fish stickers have been applied to surface water drains throughout the area by volunteers from Action for the River Kennet and the Newbury based Renewal Project as part of an ongoing campaign to reduce pollution into local rivers and watercourses.
Action for the River Kennet Campaign Co-ordinator Martin Kent said “there is little doubt that, when not used correctly, surface water drains are a major pathway for pollution into our watercourses including chemicals, plastics and pathogens. By engaging people in their own communities, we hope to reduce this pollution by making people aware that it should only be rain that goes down these drains”.
The campaign is set to continue throughout February and March 2019 with future volunteer events planned in the Thatcham and Reading areas.