Join the Wandle Trust for their next River Wandle Cleanup

Where? Ravensbury Terrace When? Sunday, 10th June, 11am to 3pm

What is a Cleanup?

You will be joining a team of friendly volunteers to find and remove rubbish from the river. To find out more about how the Wandle Trust's events work and what to bring, check out their Community Cleanups information here

Where to go?

You will find the Wandle Trust tent set up in the car park of the Haslemere Industrial Area here. The nearest station is Earlsfield. Nearest Postcode: SW18 4HS.

Working Safely

Each event will start with a Welcome Talk and  Health & Safety Briefing, but please do read the list of Do's and Don'ts below so you understand what to expect.

Do wear protective gloves at all times.
Do wash your hands before you eat, drink or smoke.
Do take your time accessing the river. You may have to use a ladder to get into the water, and walk down a steep bank.
Do be careful when wading, walk slowly, watch out for tripping hazards.
Do watch out for deeper areas, use your litter pick to test depth.
Do come prepared for the weather (appropriate clothing, suncream, drinking water). 
Do alert a Supervisor if you hurt yourself.
Do be aware of other users on the Wandle Trail, and nearby roads.

Don’t work alone.
Don’t try and lift heavy items on your own & stand back as items are lifted up the banks.
Don’t throw any tools or rubbish as there may be people walking nearby who you are unaware of.
Don’t splash each other or yourself while working.
Don’t dig around under the water with your hands - use the litter pickers provided and the tools like the wrecking bar.
Don’t throw the tools or bits of rubbish to each other, pass these by hand to protect those around you.
Don’t keep sharps, such as needles, in your trug. Alert a Supervisor!
Don’t go above waist depth, stay wading in areas you are comfortable with. 

Find out more about the Wandle Trust.


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