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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:25 pm

Need to think about another clean-up on this Mini-Ha-Ha soon, a shopping trolley was recently added where Willy caught the Chub:-

It's really silting up, had a conversation with a dog walker this morning and he remarked on how cloudy and polluted it looks now.
Several more trees and large branches have come down, there seems to be a policy of leaving them blocking the water reducing flow.
John Sutton at the EA expressed an interest in getting involved with this.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sun May 06, 2012 11:23 pm

Some more Mini Ha Ha photos taken the other week
https://picasaweb.google.com/105140280237210420217/MiniHaHa29thApril2012

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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Tue May 08, 2012 11:38 am

is another one required 10th june 2012 ed?
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PostSubject: mini haha clean-up sunday 12th june 2011   Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:11 am

As Andy asks above?
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PostSubject: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:45 am

Thanks for bumping that one James!
Yes at the time you first asked Andy, the area was quite clean, but was down there last weekend and with the hot weather people have been camping out in the park and there's picnic rubbish everywhere all blown in to the undergrowth. A few cones have made it back in to the river too. The balsam is starting to come up also.

With the long weekend and schools half-term starting tomorrow I've taken the 9-days-for-the-price-of-3 holiday option, so (for me) almost any day next week is possible, but perhaps Sunday 10th would be a good choice.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:32 pm

Apologies that we havn't done any of these clean-ups for a while.
By popular demand and following on from the success of last years' effort,
we will be running this one again on Sunday 10th June.
Meet at 9:30am as per the red X on this map:

Red lines indicate parking areas.
Yellow highlight indicates litter pick area.

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PostSubject: ref Mini Ha Ha   Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:41 pm

Hope to see you there.
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PostSubject: mini ha ha   Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:59 am

when i was with the EA on tuesday they mentioned we are doing less clean ups however i did tell them there are indivduals who continue on there own. this is my busy time of year in the world of comfort cooling but will try to make it. if willie makes it he can pull all the cones out!
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:39 am

how dare the ea say that Embarassed
its about time they got of the fence with the major issues........
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:30 am

yER, how dare they say to us, " TAC member" we hav bin sitting on our rears, the Jack and me have made sure that, carroring on from last year that both the Bourns are 91.9999999999% freeeee from the Hamilastion Bostion plant, witch is a big inprovement from last year, Mr William was there and Mr Jim, next year they will be 96.99999999% free, as the seeds can take anythink up to 5 years to ger-me-ate, as Queen Victoria wood say, "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS" cheers pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:34 am

The emphasis of the TAC has changed, we are doing less clean ups, no litter pick as a group since Feb.

But we are evolving and with the likes of Riverfly, the Eel trap, Abbey River pennywort removal, Penton Hook etc and ongoing plans, its is different now. The level of meetings that we are attending and getting invited to has grown massively and that is huge credit to the organisation, if it happens on the Thames, or concerns the Thames, rather than trying to sneak in through the back door, we are first to be asked.

Really depends what you the members want, more clean ups, please do as in the past post up your ideas, we really do need your input and enthusiasm !!
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PostSubject: mini ha ha   Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:49 pm

Keith,young Jack and Will were who i had in mind when i said individuals are litter picking/ removing invasive plants under the TAC banner. it was a observation and not a criticism from the EA. as david pointed out we are involed in a lot more projects this year than ever before......Wow me defending the EA that would not have happened if i didnt join the TAC
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:14 pm

the t a c might be different,but i am not.
i carry on regardless.i agree,i disagree.
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:17 pm

It's very difficult to make the time to organise these things amongst kids activites, work commitments and so on, I know we've been quiet on the clean-up front of late but just look at all the other things going on.
As ever, if anyone finds an area that is in need of attention, or just wants a saturday or sunday morning social along the bank, just shout up and I'm sure a team will be mustered Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:03 pm

It is different as our former chairman who left in Sep 2011 had a lot of time to put into the weekends, thats the single biggest change to the clean ups. We did ask for a clean up coordinator to step up through our news letter in March but didnt get any replies.

The EA's comments probably come from my conversations about how the TAC has moved on since last year, they know the score and to be honest every little bit you guys do is brilliant. Whether like the Crazy Crab, down to picking up some line off the bank or you Wille being guardian of the Brook, reporting illegal fishing it all counts, all of it Smile

Now can someone tell me why google wont index one of our web pages, grrrrr. (yes a dull day in the office) Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:41 pm

we all know wot the EA were saying and they meet know harm in it, pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:17 pm

It looks like the council have cleaned up a lot of the litter in the park this week. Also the surrounding vegetation (largely stinging nettles) has grown up a lot recently. So there's not a huge amount of work to do on Sunday, Just a few cones, some fallen branches, and an area of himalayan balsam.

So what I am saying is, I don't want anyone making a hugely long journey for this please!

If we finish it quickly we could move on down to Ham or Teddington afterwards and do a bit of work there.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:12 pm

High tide tomorrow is 8:05am so will be well on the way down, come along for a walk along the semi-tidal afterwards.

See you tomorrow 9:30 bottom of Old Palace Lane, Richmond, TW9.

Parking is either there, but pay and display, or on the opposite side of the river for free in Ranalagh Drive.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:10 pm

Cant join you for this one folks as on nights, so enjoy, weather looks good for the morning.

Def worth getting down to Teddington Lock after as the island is used and abused.

Look for to hearing all about it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks Trevor and Matthew for coming along, we had a good old banter along the banks of the Mini-Ha-Ha, collected 3 bags of rubbish (mostly cans), a shopping trolley, a bicycle, 6 traffic cones, a traffic lamp and a sleeping bag. Another sleeping bag (underneath the railway arches) still had somebody in it so we left that behind. We also removed a fair number of fallen branches and raked some larger ones in to the side of the stream. Spotted a shoal of good sized bream and one much larger fish. Found some tangled line, a float and a telescopic rod buried in the undergrowth.

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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:18 pm

Brilliant work lads cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:55 pm

Well done chaps Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:47 pm

top work.
will come to one thats easy for me to get to one day..
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PostSubject: Re: Mini HaHa clean-up Sunday 10th June 2012   Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:55 pm

Well in chaps. Cool


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