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Picnic for the Cleaners

On Sunday 9 September SusWoT cleaners had their celebratory picnic by the Trym.

Jil and Bob Picnic

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,



A Few of the SusWoT Trym Cleaners with the the kitchen sink


Westbury Village Show

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 successful day in the river

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

C.H.E.E.S.E. Project – Vacancy

River Clean rescheduled for Monday

Once again, heavy rain has stopped play for today (Sunday 26 August). We are arranging to meet tomorrow instead to continue our work cleaning and improving the river Trym. If you’re available for a couple of hours on Monday (27 August) and would like to get involved, please email or contact Max or Liz.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Rubbish

Sometimes you need 4 barrows!

Monday to Wednesday rubbish!

Cleaning the Trym from Sylvan Way bridge towards Shirehampton Road

Sunday Rain Stops Cleaning

Paddling in the Trym Clearing the Trym on Thursday

The rain over the weekend of 26th  and 27th July proved a huge boost to the project to Clean the Trym.  Instead of 10 people spending a couple of hours cleaning the Trym the activity was rescheduled to take place each evening from Monday to Thursday.  In all 27 people helped clear the river and remove the litter in the surrounding area. All the rubbish here was collected on Thursday.  Several tonnes had been collected on the previous days.


Somebody has lost their spare tyreAn incredible amount of rubbish came out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but these pictures show just some of the stuff we got on Thursday.





Some of rubbish collected on Thursday  Max and Sarah admire their work.





This was a tough one.

This board was moved about 300m so that it could be collected by Bristol Waste.  The gate was particularly challenging and we needed two wheelbarrows and 4 people