Borough litter pickers get busy again again and get a seal of approval!

  Posted: 21.11.20 at 09:21 by The Editor

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ANOTHER successful litter-pick and river clean-up operation took place on the banks of the Thames in Thurrock this week.

Organiser and River Action Clean-Up Facilitator Steve Catchpole arranged the event, with limited and pre-booked numbers because of coronavirus restrictions on Thursday and they worked along the Graffiti Wall in West Thurrock, starting from St Clements Church.

Steve says: “It was another great litter pick and we enjoyed a wet but very enjoyable morning. 15 people collected 49 sacks including 210 single use plastic bottles.

“Although not photographed, a seal was spotted in the river checking out our work. I imagine he was impressed as he took a look and quickly swam away!”

Steve has organised future events which include the following dates but stresses “pre-booking is critical. Do not attend unless I have confirmed your places.”

Steve can be contacted via email at [email protected]

Future Events:

Tuesday 15 December - Friends of North Thames Estuary - meeting at Tilbury Fort, Tilbury RM18 7NR - 10:30 to 13:30. If you have your own equipment, picker, hoop, gloves, face mask and sturdy walking shoes, please bring them. We will be walking at least 1 mile collecting river rubbish along the foreshore - Limited facilities available - 4 places still available.

Sunday 3 January 2021 - Friends of Grays Beachcombers - meeting at Thurrock Yacht Club, Grays RM17 6JF at 10:30 until 12:00. Foreshore tidy. If you have your own equipment, picker, hoop, gloves, face mask please bring along with sanitising hand wash. - Limited facilities are available - 8 places available.

Sunday 7 February 2021 - Friends of Grays Beachcombers - meeting at Thurrock Yacht Club, Grays RM17 6JF at 10:30 until 12:00. Foreshore tidy. If you have your own equipment, picker, hoop, gloves, face mask please bring along with sanitising hand wash. - Limited facilities are available - 11 places available.

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