Shuttle team clears 10 sacks of rubbish from river

Friends of the Shuttle met on 9 October 2014 and carried out a successful litter pick along a stretch of the river between Crofton Avenue and Penhill Road.  The group collected 10 bags of assorted rubbish (including 5 bags of recyclables), assorted bits of ironware and a fishing rod. Despite the rain the team tackled a blockage in the river which was caused by a cherry tree that had been cut down and dumped in or by the river.

With all the hard work put into clearing the river it is pleasing to see further evidence of wildlife as we spotted two common Carp and approximately 30 Roach and Rudd.

Action will be planned in the coming weeks and months to remove the fallen tree between Penhill and Sidcup golf course, and to deal with the sighting of Himalayan Balsam between Albany Road and Penhill Road.  The group’s next event will be held on 23 October 2014 and further information can be obtained by contacting


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