Help Keep The Wandle Clean

Community clean-up on January 13

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 January 13 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.

It will start at 11am and it is likely to go on for four hours, with a break at about 1pm for tea, coffee and cake provided by the organisers. You might like to bring a picnic lunch.

The organisers also provide a number of pairs of safety chest waders for you to use as well as gloves and other pieces of equipment including litter pickers. Please wear old clothes and Wellingtons or walking type boots are recommended for those who want to work on the banks. They have 'recycled' a number of pairs of waders, which have been cut down to Wellington boots. If you'd like to wear these, remember to bring a pair of socks.

Access to the Trail is via the blue gates next to the fomer refuse and recycling centre. Look out for a gazebo pitched at the side of the Trail.

January 7, 2013