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PostSubject: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:07 pm

I'd like to do a litter-pick / clean-up from Ham to Teddington one morning.
The plan would be to meet at Ham car park and clean up down to Teddington Lock,
particularly concentrating on the area around the Thames Mariners lock gates.
I'm tentatively proposing the morning of Sunday 19th February to see how many are interested?

edit: Confirming that it's going to be on Sunday 12th Feb. now.

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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:06 am

i'd be up for that ed as long as public transports running ok. might head to teddington 1st and drop some bits off so i can have a bit of a fish afterwards.
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:54 am

count me in ed,we have to start doing these clean up/social events on a regular basis.
the banks of our river dont clean itself.
also remember lads and lassies,anyone can organise these events,you dont have to wait on a post,post it yourself if you see a stretch that needs a good seeing too Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:27 am

good shout willie lets get on it
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:19 pm

I'll probably leave my car at Teddington and walk up to Ham too, we want to pick the rubbish
and take it along to the end where we can leave it rather than having to carry it all back to the start and the lock has good bin provisions.

Bus 371 runs Richmond to Kingston on the Ham side but anyone who might need a lift, post up where you're coming from and we can usually sort something out.

Litter pickers, bin bags and gloves are all provided, but need a wheelbarrow or carp trolley for the full bags and any big stuff, can anyone bring one?

High tide on 19th Feb is at 13:06 so the lock gates will open about 11:00 and it will start
coming up. An alternative date may be the week before, Sunday 12th, when high tide is 05:42 so it would be low all day. If we start at 9:00 we're normally done/had enough after 2 hours though and then you could fish the incoming tide at Teddington?

Which date do people prefer?

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PostSubject: litter   Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:36 pm

i will pencil that in i keep looking at the amount of litter where i wet a line in barnes,
so maybe i can arrange return leg along that shore .
i may get the beers in if you do a good job.
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:07 pm

boys have rugby matches at walton and esher have to miss this one Evil or Very Mad
see ya soon fellas
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PostSubject: ref Ham/Teddington litter pick   Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:09 pm

Sunday the 12th would be good for me.Fishing a match at Marswoth GUC on the 19th.Seems ages since Ive seen you all cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:06 pm

Nice one Trevor Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:59 pm

Happy to switch it to Sun 12th, any other preferences?

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PostSubject: litter-pick/clean-up ham to teddington~sun 19th    Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:35 pm

Ed, can you confirm this is on the 12th now please.
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:47 pm

Yes I was just waiting to see if there's a huge number of people saying that they can't do 12th please keep it on 19th.
Don't want to muck people about now, so let's just say it's on 12th and that's it.

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PostSubject: litter-pick/clean-up ham to teddington~sun 19th    Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:58 pm

cheers Ed
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:24 pm

i'm still good for the 12th.
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:24 pm

Guys when I was at Ted on Friday, the Swingbridge team had been along there, so worth checking it out prior to the day. There will be loads of cr*p off the tide but still check it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:20 am

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the Swingbridge team
? eh who they?

If anyone should happen to be walking past Thames Young Mariners, could you check out the area down by the missing outer lock gates.

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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:57 am

Ah ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennyb_surreycaretrust/sets/72157628849123845

I just found this - Thames Landscape Strategy - Towpath Management Plans
http://thames-landscape-strategy.org.uk/towpathmanagement

They have a complete schedule of works for litter picks, balsam pulls, mowing, hedge planting and tree pruning based on season and spring tide times. They have maps of litter hot-spots as well, but too big to put on line. Not sure why we do our own thing when all these groups have joined up and put plans in place.

2011 plan: http://thames-landscape-strategy.org.uk/file_download/169
See page 17 - would like to try and get them to slightly change their policy "no trees to be removed from ha ha" up towards Kew though, it's silting up. Spoke to John Sutton about it on Sunday, he was up for getting the EA to do some work on it, perhaps that would help.

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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:12 am

TLS is a groups of councils and have never been able top make contact, despite meeting the chair at a Rugs event.

I emailed and called a many times and gave up to be honest.

200 +big bags of rubbish collected by TAC members says it all, also that its a massive task covering the whole river. So doing what we do best Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:31 am

David Harvey wrote:
200 +big bags of rubbish collected by TAC members says it all

The tally is even better than that mate - we'd filled 354 bags back in November Smile

http://forum.rivertac.org/t369p105-litter-collection-running-total?highlight=bin+bag+total
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:33 am

Ha ha so right mate, should have checked, staggering number really

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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Ah should have realized, all their contact emails are @richmond.gov.uk so it is just a cover for getting volunteers to do work which the council should be doing, but the council trying to keep control over it.

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PostSubject: clean-up ham to teddington~sun 12th    Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:41 pm

Welcome to Camerons "Big Society"
everyone does the work but only the suits get paid.
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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:53 pm

Thats why we are independent and do it for the right reasons, only badge is a TAC badge Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Litter-Pick / Clean-Up Ham to Teddington ~ Sun 12th Feb   Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:03 pm

Walked from Ham car park to Teddington this morning, no work has been done on that stretch by any other organisations since my first visit, all the same rubbish is still there waiting for us to clear it. Rather a too much perhaps - all hands on deck! From the towpath much of the area looks fine but wander in amongst the trees and there's absolutely loads of litter. Thames Young Mariners lock gates are a real hot-spot.
Not too many large items but notably a pub CO2 gas cylinder, chemical toilet tank and a couple of cones.
A Tesco's mini-trolley awaits, containing £1 reward for returning it.
We will need a wheelbarrow or sturdy carp trolley (or two) (my wheelbarrow has rusted to bits, where's the best place to get a cheapie replacement?)
"Before" event photos coming ...

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