Canal clearing in Thamesmead 30th August

An opportunity to help with litter picking around the canals of Thamesmead.

In response to resident consultation in Thamesmead regarding litter in the waterways Brick Box are including canal clearing in their event on August 30th.

The event will take place at The Moorings, Arnott Close, SE28 8BG (nearest postcode) in front of the shops near Titmus Avenue

The Schedule for canal clearing is as follows:
Canal Clearing timings – 

Noon til 5pm – 1st session to start 12 noon, 2nd session to start 2.45


12 -12.15 – Health & Safety briefing and instructions.

There will also be a health and safety board – people can join in after start time – they’ll need to read the info and sign a form.

12.30 – Start

2pm – Break.

 2.45 – Back to work

5pm – Out of the water and clear up


Age of volunteers 16 +, under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

We will be clearing floating litter, picking sunken litter out, clearing duck weed and penny wort. Canal is knee deep. Some can go in the water in waders but most of the work will be from the side of the canal with litter pickers.

 At the same event we will also have, starting at 3pm:

Art: The making of YES Signs to counteract the many NO signs we see around Thamesmead and Wish Lantern decoration. Lanterns will be floated on the canal at sundown approx 8.30pm

The Toast Temple – free toast and chat.

for more information contact Tracey Tomlin

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