Under the cloudless skies of last week’s fine weather, the Wandle Trust hosted a corporate team-building river cleanup for staff of the Environment Agency.
Our location was the stretch of the Wandle in SW18 which flows from Penwith Road under Duntshill Mill and round in front of the almost-refurbished Sawmill building in Flock Mill Place.
Approximately 25 enthusiastic volunteers – some descending a ladder into the river, whilst others lowered buckets on ropes to haul the rubbish up to the street – enjoyed the sunshine and the discovery of extraordinary items the river proffered.
In the haul were a garden chair, a cash register, a knife, an air rifle, a lorry tyre, a road sign and numerous cans and bottles (including a full bottle of Merlot!)
Our thanks as ever to Joanna Shearer and Michael Singham of Wandsworth Council and the boys of the Waste Management Team who turned up on cue to cart the rubbish away!
(Images: Lois Lau)