We returned to the scene of our last work party to continue clearing the rubbish from the strip of land between the Uxbridge Road and the metal bridge over the River Colne. And what rubbish! We filled three large builders bags with hard and soft plastics, tins, glass and large pieces of metal – all nicely separated ready for disposal. To get at it we had to cut down a high bramble patch which doubtless will regrow. We also picked up loads of dog poo plastic bags. I wish people wouldn’t do that. At any given time, there are probably 100 of these bags discarded in our reserve. We also cleared rubbish on the other side of the river. Now we need access to a public dump, as we are regarded as ‘corporate’ and not allowed to use the Rickmansworth public tip. What nonsense.
We also set up a tent to do some membership recruitment. Unfortunately, as it was rather wet we did not get very many passers-by. But we did recruit one paid up new member and two or three people expressed real interest.
Splendid work by Russell Ball, Emma Brading, Steve Cohen, Nigel Daley, Ken Davies, Peter Ewer, Tony & Sheila Lee, Eileen Petch, Paul & James Sumner (James doing his Duke of Edinburgh Awards) and Ian Watson. (See photo above.)