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
On Monday 30 July SusWoT started 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 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.
This Sunday, 24 June, we will be litter picking in Westbury. There will be two teams one doing round the cemetery and the other Clover Grounds and Home Ground etc.
Last month we collected this
If you want to join us email firstname.lastname@example.org all kit provided. And a drink at he Mouse afterwards!
SusWoT Get Growing Day
This Saturday 2 June SusWoT has its Get Growing Day at 47 Abbey Road from 12 noon to 5 pm. The Community Garden on Stoke Lane, behind the Co-op, is also open from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Some of the Tomatoes on sale tomorrow
SusWoT will be selling tomato plants at 50p each, varieties include Sungold, Alicante, Tumbler (for hanging baskets) and Beefmaster. There will also be some squash, Cougettes, pumpkins, beans and cucumber plants. Seeds are available in sensible quantities for coriander, sweetcorn, beetroot, parsnips and more.
Why not come along and get some plants to get growing!
Sunday Morning was very wet and the planned 11 am start was cancelled. This was a shame as we had a team of ten ready to go. By lunchtime the weather was better and three enthusiastic pickers decided to give a couple of hours to clear some litter in Clover Grounds.
Well done to Heather and Liz who joined Alex. Although the Three three worked hard they could not match the stupendous harvest of litter garnered from Sheepwood the previous month.
Sam and Di who worked with Liz and James in Sheepwood in April.
However Alex was very proud to have found a lorry tyre and Liz and Heather extracted a pushchair and a set of luggage.
Six person hours and 2 dog hours were needed to collect this litter
The Happy Team after their Picking!
SusWoT organises litter picking in Westbury on the last Sunday of every month. Be in touch if you want to help.
These tomatoes are now ready to be planted out!
SusWoT will be selling tomato plants at just 50p each at the Westbury Fair on Saturday. We will be in the Doctors Car Park. The Fair is open from 11 am until 3:30 pm. Varieties available include Sungold (the sweet cherry tomato), alicante, shirley and tumbler for hanging baskets. Despite the weather our plants are ready to be planted out. We will also have jars of tomato feed. All plants are suitable for outdoor growing although shirley does prefer life inside.
We will have our usual apple juice available.
We will also have some seeds available in sensible quantities at 50p per packet. Seeds include borlotti, runner, french climbing beans, coriander, basil, beetroot, squash, and pumpkin.