Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cleaning the Wandle May 2012

This month the clean up was in Sutton. Not quite the search for the source of the Nile but certainly well upstream to recent clean ups. The river divides around Culver's Island and we split into two groups to tackle both branches.

Wandle community clean up May 2012

I was running half an hour late; by the time I got there the safety briefing was over and people were in the water. The river was fairly free of large scale rubbish such as shopping trolleys and carpets and the wading crew had it well under control so I decided I would do "wheelbarrow duty" for a change.

Wandle community clean up May 2012

In this load was a child's swing. It does make me wonder about some parents - the example they set for their children and the lack of concern for the world they will be leaving for them.

Wandle community clean up May 2012

This stretch more leafy and pleasant than some of the  concrete culverted, inner city stretches with grassy banks and leafy cover. Plus a lovely sunny day. Another good clean up.

Full set of pictures on Flicker:

Official blog on the Wandle Trust Website:

Tally this month: 1 car tyre, 1 bike tyre, 1 teddy bear, 1 sun lounger, 1 chair, 1 suitcase, 1 artificial Christmas tree, 1 metal tripod, 1 plant pot, 1 scooter, 1 jumper, 1 tarpaulin, 1 tent, 1 mattress, 1 carpet, 1 dustbin lid, 1 metal drum, 1 clipboard, 2 bike wheels, 2 road signs and a tonne of so of unidentified junk.

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