Help Keep The Wandle Clean

Community clean-up on Sunday

The Wandle Trust organises community clean-ups of the River Wandle on the second Sunday of every month, rotating between the boroughs of Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth.

The next clean-up is in Merton and it takes place on Sunday April 15 in Weir Road, Wimbledon, when volunteers will be playing their part in helping keep the water in the Wandle some of the cleanest in London.

t will start at 11am and it is likely to go on for four hours, with the volunteers usually collecting at least two skips full of rubbish. There will be a break for lunch around 1pm, and you might want to bring your own picnic.

Organisers supply a limited number of waders, plus protective gloves and First Aid facilities, but ask volunteers to bring their own wellies or walking boots and wear old clothes. For further information about clean-ups, see

The meeting point is on the Wandle Trail which is accessed via an entrance gate on Weir Road. The gate is adjacent to the old recycling centre and opposite Booker. Or you can walk up from Trewint Street or down from Plough Lane.

April 12, 2012