Category Archives: Litter

Thames21 and St. Paul’s Academy make Great British Spring Clean impact

Thames Road Wetland, the River Wansunt and the Cray along By-way 105 benefitted from the efforts of Thames21 and St. Paul’s Academy in Greenwich on March 5th, as 19 bags of rubbish (including separated recyclables), wooden pallets, items of clothing, electrical equipment … Continue reading

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Some photos from the January 19th Thames Road Wetland / By-way 105 litter clear-up

We’ll start with some scenic views across the Thames Road Wetland  site before moving on to the more unsavoury material …..

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Volunteers clean up in Marlborough Park

Gloomy conditions fail to dampen spirits of the Friends of the Shuttle team as another shocking amount of rubbish is removed from in and around the river. Thanks to all those who came to Marlborough Park this morning (January 14th) despite … Continue reading

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Wildlife events at Woodlands Farm

Big Farmland Bird Count, vegetation management and litter clearance on the agenda at Woodlands Farm. Education Officer Hannah Forshaw education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org  writes: Hello everyone.  I hope you had a good Christmas and Happy 2016! I have been looking at the diary … Continue reading

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FotS team clears 41 sacks of rubbish from in and around Danson lake

A big thanks to everyone who turned out in absolutely awful weather yesterday (November 14th) to help clean up the lake.  We collected 41 bags of rubbish which was a great result!  Here is a photo of our rather, damp – but … Continue reading

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Erith fish show pervasiveness of plastics problem

International explorer Paul Rose and campaign partners joined environment charity Thames21’s foreshore clean up recently and called on Londoners to “do the right” thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames. The campaign aims to … Continue reading

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FotS: third Danson Lake clean-up to take place on November 14th

On November 14th Friends of the Shuttle will be running their third big Danson Park lake clean-up. Danson lake drains into the River Shuttle in Bexley Park woods. Despite two previous such events which removed a large amount of rubbish, … Continue reading

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Friends of the Shuttle – expanded and altered programme of events

Friends of the Shuttle, the hands-on environmental group working along the River Shuttle, Wyncham Stream and in Danson Park, has announced changed and additional dates in its increasingly busy schedule. Note that the previously touted date for the big Danson … Continue reading

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Thames21 team brave rain to clear river and plan Thames Road Wetland work

Cray River project boss Michael Heath, Chris Rose, Ray,  Ron Pearson and Wren Rose turned out for a planning meeting at Thames Road Wetland on Wednesday 16th, despite the persistent rain, but first cleared a blockage of rubbish in the … Continue reading

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Shuttle team clean BETHS stretch

Thursday’s (June 4th) Friends of the Shuttle’s clean-up, from the BETHS school footbridge down towards the slip-road bridge near the Holiday Inn in Bexley, attracted 8 participants. This stretch of the river looks quite idyllic as one looks downstream from … Continue reading

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