Saturday, November 06, 2010

Next Wandle Trust cleanup: Sunday 14th November 2010

Next Wandle Trust cleanup: Sunday 14th November 2010
Foster's Way, Earlsfield, SW18

Hello Everyone
This month we are going to tackle a stretch of the Wandle 50m or so downstream from where we got in at our August cleanup, so between the Lydden Road bridge and the Foster's Way bridge in Earlsfield.  Well-served by public transport (overground train to Earlsfield station and on the 44 and 270 bus routes), there are also plenty of railings to which you can chain bicycles and there's space to park too.
Click here to see where we'll be meeting. 
What to expect
Please arrive in time for our Health and Safety briefing at 11am.  If you arrive later than that, don't worry, you'll be asked to read the briefing and sign in to confirm your understanding of the guidelines, and agreement to adhere to them.  For the benefit of those of you who are new, we work in several groups, some people in the water pulling out rubbish, some wheeling or carrying the rubbish to the dump site and others litter picking along the banks/trail. 
We'll break for tea/coffee and cake provided by us at about 1pm and carry on afterwards until about 3pm. As we are in the borough of Wandsworth, Terry and his truck will come and collect the rubbish at the end of the cleanup, so we'd be grateful if some of you could stay behind and help load up.
As always, we're extremely grateful to Joanna, Michael, and the Wandsworth Waste Management Team for their support in picking up all the rubbish.
What to wear/ What to bring
We supply a number of pairs of chest waders, but if you do have your own, please bring them.  We also provide gloves and litter pickers.  Tough boots, trainers or Wellingtons are recommended for anyone who wants to work on the banks.   Everyone should wear old clothes that they don't mind getting dirty, and it may also be worth bringing a change of clothes, in case your waders spring a leak!  You may want to bring a picnic lunch too.
At this month's event....
This year's Christmas cards, designed by Trustee Jane Porter and printed locally, will be on sale -  a pack of 8 costs £10.00 so please remember to bring your hard earned cash!  All profits will go directly to help the work of the Wandle Trust.
See you on Sunday week.
Erica Evans
Cleanup Co-Ordinator
The Wandle Trust

The Wandle Trust | PO Box 56545 | London | SW18 9DY | UK

Previous cleanups I have been to:
Cleaning the Wandle July 2009
Cleaning the Wandle August 2009

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