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


Cleaning the Trym

On Monday 30 July SusWoT started cleaning the Trym

Dawn and Vanessa Cleaning the Trym

Dawn and Vanessa Clearing the Trym on Monday 30 July

We plan to spend 4 days doing this, from Monday 30 July until Thursday 2 August, weather permitting.

The water is very low so it is quite productive.  On Monday we extracted this.


Max with Monday’s rubbish

The biggest challenge is getting the rubbish to the collection point in the car park, wheelbarrows are vital for this and there are heavy pipes, tyres, carpets that are not easy to carry.

If you want to help please come along.  You will need wellies if you want to get in the water.


Canford Rose Garden

20180702_215412Canford Park at dusk

SusWoT and WoTSoc together in the Park

Hilary Long of WoTSoc has been leading a team of gardeners from both groups in a revamp of the Rose Garden in Canford Park.  They have been working with the Parks Department and Urban Buzz to make the Garden more manageable.  Over the next few weeks it is hoped the work will be finished, although the weather is making things difficult.

Buglife and Urban Buzz in the park

Work is ongoing and it will be a while before it is finished but progress is being made.  Here is a presentation from Hayley Herridge about the new pollinator garden.