The Wandle Trust holds community river cleanups on the second Sunday of every month, usually rotating through the London Boroughs of Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth, as well as other occasional events.
Here’s what’s coming up in the not-too-distant future: we hope to see you soon!
If you’ve been to one of our cleanups, please complete our short survey to give us some much needed feedback.
Please note the locations for cleanups below are subject to change
Sunday 9th July 2017 – Goat Bridge, Sutton
We are heading to Goat Bridge for July to tackle a stretch we haven’t been to in a couple of years. You will find us set up on the grassy area by Watermeads Lane HERE. Please arrive in time for the Welcome Talk and Health & Safety Briefing at 11am.
If you haven’t been before, we supply all the equipment you need such as chest waders and gloves, but as it is dirty work we recommend you wear old clothes and sturdy footwear such as walking boots or wellies. We serve teas and coffees during a lunch break but suggest you bring yourselves a packed lunch. If you have any questions about the event, or can’t find us on the day, call Polly on 07833 497 599.
Wednesday 12th July – Friday 21st July – Discover the Source Exhibition
Come down to Sutton Library to check out our latest exhibition all about the River Wandle.
Discover the Source is an exhibition presenting the findings of Discover the Source of the Wandle, project, part of the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership.
The exhibition explores and celebrates the unique landscape of the Wandle by telling the story of the river’s source and how it has changed over time under human influence. From mammoths to Anne Boleyn to climate change, and all that’s in between; this is an exhibition not to be missed!
The exhibition will be on display in Sutton Library’s foyer from Wednesday 12th July until Saturday 22nd July 2017.
Saturday 29th July – Discover the Source of the Wandle, Guided Walk
Did you know the source of the Wandle has changed location over time?
Our project, Discover the Source of the Wandle, has worked with local volunteers to research the source of the Wandle through time, investigating local archives, as well as natural features in the local landscape, to build the story of how the source has shaped the local community over time, and how we have altered the river and its sources.
Join David Gill on this guided walk to find out more about the Wandle, its source ad how it has shaped our landscape today.
This event requires booking, please email David to book your place – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 13th August 2017 – Plough Lane, Merton
Sunday 10th September 2017 – Ravensbury Park, Merton
Sunday 8th October 2017 – King George’s Park, Wandsworth
Sunday 12th November 2017 – North Road, Merton
Sunday 10th December 2017 – Ravensbury Terrace, Wandsworth
Locations are partially dependent on funding and will be announced as soon as possible… please come back soon for more details!