Cleaning the Trym on Sunday 28 Oct

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.


SusWoT at the Village Show

SusWoT was there!

Westbury Show 2018 Max, Liz, Mike and Fran.

A professional litter picker’s litter picker and a cup of tea

Westbury Village Show 2018


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.