Litter picking event [Monday 20th November] Reported by Martin Watts [with small edits]
Neeti Bindra writes;
Good Morning everyone.
I just wanted to say a massive 'Big Thank You' to you and the operational teams for the great effort you all put in yesterday!! [Monday 20th November] It was beyond doubt the greatest turn out for a successful litter pick-up event on the Ridgeway. Attached is a pic from yesterday.
The event was attended by more than 62 adult volunteers from various Thames Water sites and community groups. We collected:
* More than 80 rubbish bags
* 2 Fly tipped Mattresses
Both Mayors were absolutely impressed with the stuff we did and they didn't know that Thames Water does so many things in the local community. They were proud of all the operational staff who live in the area and felt that we should shout out 'more about such positive things rather than what we get hit in the news for'. So it was a massive positive community initiative that both Mayors are happy to support moving forward.
Thanks a lot for making a massive impact in the community we work. Please share this and convey my Thanks for people who came and I haven't included. Have a nice week ahead.
Community Investment Coordinator * Thames Water Utilities Ltd, Maple lodge, Denham Way, Richmansworth London WD3 9SQ * firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
To put this into a wider context this was the ‘official opening’ of the portion of the walking route from Abbey Wood Rail Station to Crossness Engine Trust [CET; see www.crossness.org.uk/] that has been upgraded by the London Borough of Bexley. I can recommend this as a pleasant walk for nature lover as at the ‘CET’ end is a small Nature Reserve [not to be confused with the much bigger nature Reserve at the eastern end of the Thames Water Sewerage treatment work] with a small active apiary. It is possible to leave the ‘CET’ by the Thames path entrance where views of the Thames can be seen. There have been regular sightings of seals on the foreshore here.
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Join the Lesnes Abbey Woods Wednesday Volunteer Group!
Weds 29th Nov.
For those unable to join Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers on their Sunday work days, staff at Lesnes Abbey Woods organise a weekly meeting from 10am until 4pm. Meeting at the new Lesnes Abbey Lodge next to the Abbey ruins every Wednesday volunteers have an opportunity to help maintain and enhance a variety of habitats through practical conservation. Tasks carried out include meadow, heath, pond and woodland management, as well as occasional survey work.
No experience is necessary and all are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear preferably steel toe capped boots.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Ian Holt Estate Manager- Lesnes Abbey Woods London Borough of Bexley
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Grey Plover, 70 Golden Plover and a single Brambling are just a few of the highlights observed at Crayford Marshes today! As my photography really didn't do the Grey Plover any justice I took a short video to share with you too : youtu.be/ZHrHqP-ED_Q