Ackroyd Drive is a series of 4 parks connected to the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. These four parks were in serious need of some TLC! So on Tuesday 18th August around 12 volunteers got together with their tools and gloves and got to work. An astounding 10 bags of litter were collected from Ackroyd Drive, after which the volunteers got ... Continue reading »
Capital Clean-up is a Mayor of London led partnership programme enabling Londoners to volunteer and clean-up our city through local action.
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Community crop project: plants that we can store through the winter. http://bandstandbeds.org.uk/@bandstandbeds Starting in 2012 with quinoa, winter squash and drying beans to create a discussion around food resilience. In 2013 we're creating a Chelsea Fringe happening across the borough with the Incredible Edible Lambeth Squash and Bean Swap. Find out more about events through the year and growing tips, recipes, top yields and more http://www.facebook.com/SquashNBeanSwap Also in 2013 expanding to the playground beds growing black and redcurrants for fruit leathers and preserves. All about storing the summer sunshine simply and naturally for resilience. Contact via FB, twitter, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07971 065821 (Fiona)http://www.facebook.com/SquashNBeanSwapView all
Guest Blog from Isy Bagge, Project Dirt Intern Last week I was lucky enough to join in the Claremont Gardens clean-up organised by the ‘Surbiton Wildlife Group’ as part of the Capital Clean Up programme. Thanks to a grant and clean up kits provided by GroundWork and The GLA, the Surbiton wildlife group were able to transform the overgrown, unkempt local gardens in South West London to a beautiful open space!I arrived on day one of their two day clean up mission and was greeted by a dedicated team of around 40 volunteers, kitted out in their high-vis clean up jackets and armed with litter pickers. Over the span of the two days over 100 volunteers joined in, from local residents, children and some staff from the local Waitrose!Although the green space was a nice area and I noticed few people taking their lunch breaks there, due to neglect, the gardens had become unkempt and overgrown. As one of the volunteers noted, the area had much potential, so with their shovels, litter pickers, wheelbarrows, digging forks and rakes the volunteers set to work on cleaning up the area!Of the many improvements in Claremont Gardens a few included the water feature being cleared of plant debris, bins moved to litter hotspots, and the pond being cleared to reveal its much larger size. Over the two days volunteers removed two truckloads of plant debris and 10 bags of litter!The two-day project was a huge success as it not only cleaned up Claremont Gardens, but was also an example of the amazing community spirit in Surbiton!
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