Litter Picking in Westbury
25 November 2018
There were 13 SusWoT members cleaning up rubbish in Westbury on Sunday 25 November. They were divided into three groups and tackled the Fly-tipping in the woods by the Dingle near Grove Road, the fly-tipping in the woods above the Trym near Vintery Leys and in the nearby estate, and the alleyways and lanes off Canford Lane including all grass areas adjacent and the space by the enormous billboard in the village.
Rubbish collected from the woods near Grove Road, some residents thought we were fly tippers. But I think they are happy now.
In total about 36 sacks of rubbish were collected as well as clothes, tractor tyres, abandoned bikes, car parts, paint, lead acid batteries, full bottles of talc, garden waste, children’s toys, picnic tables, decorators waste and more.
Litter from the team litter picking around Canford Lane
SusWoT works with Bristol Waste who collect the rubbish and recycling SusWoT collect.
If you want to be part of the team trying to clean up Westbury please be in touch.
Andrew and John admiring their collection of litter from the Clover Ground area
The weather was good on Sunday so a last go at cleaning the Trym took place. Next month it will be normal litter picking!
Motorbike pulled from the Trym
Ten people turned up to clear the Trym and 18 bags of rubbish were collected. But the triumph for the day was getting out the last motor bike. Congratulations to (L to R) Peter, Max, Pete and Andrew for their great work.
Historic fly-tipped rubbish collected by the Trym
Liz with some of the rubbish collected on Sunday. Unfortunately this was not the stuff were were supposed to get! Apparently there is more recent stuff.
On Sunday 9 September SusWoT cleaners had their celebratory picnic by the Trym.
Look no litter! Jill and Bob have a well earned drink to celebrate the cleaning of the Trym
After the Litter Picks and River Cleans the lower reaches of the Trym are pretty clear of litter and the water looks clear, but there is still not much life and no otters.
About 120 person hours of effort were expended on cleaning the area from the Blaise car park on the Dingle to the Mill House pub. During this time about 2 tonnes of rubbish have been extracted by SusWoTters and then taken away by Bristol Waste. This did include a kitchen sink!
SusWoT are looking to work with Friends of Blaise and Friends of Badock’s to see if they can improve the quality of wildlife in the Trym area from Badock’s Wood to the confluence of the Trym with the Avon.
If you would like to help SusWoT with its litter and river work please be in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Few of the SusWoT Trym Cleaners with the the kitchen sink
Remember to visit the SusWoT stall at the Village Show on Saturday 1st September 11am-5pm. We will be selling juice and talking about our current projects.
Another rearranged river exercise. 5 of us spent a few hours of the bank holiday in and around the Trym, clearing out an array of junk and litter. The big 3 this time were 3/4 of a Vespa, a trailer axle and a moped. Plus around 15 bags of bottles, cans and assorted litter.
We wanted some action shots, but it took the whole team to haul this out of the river and up to the collection point