Crawley River Clean-up-Maidenbower

Crawley River Clean-up-Maidenbower

Volunteering is a great way to connect with and care for your local river, while enjoying the outdoors with others.

Join us for a morning of litter picking on the bankside and surrounding area as well as an in-river channel clean-up along the Stanford Brook in Maidenbower, Crawley.

Meeting Point: Maindenbower Community Centre, Crawley RH10 7QG.  (in square). MAP

Facilities: There are facilities available by the Community Centre. We will provide hot drinks and snacks, but please bring your own mug and reusable water bottle.

What to bring: Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day, wear sturdy shoes, long sleeved top and trousers, and bring water to stay hydrated and food to eat. We will provide all tools, equipment and PPE including gloves and waders to take part in the activity.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL –please sign-up by clicking ‘going’ and completing the form below to secure your spot. If the event is already fully booked, then please sign up to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch if a space becomes available (please note, confirmation email may go to junk mail).

Booking for this event will close at 12pm on 10/10/2023.

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Tips for a sustainable holiday season

In an effort to improve the environment we live in, Preventing Plastic Pollution, one of SERT’s ambitious primary projects, focuses on reducing single-use plastic on the River Medway as part of a much wider effort across both France and England.

At this festive time of year, being aware of reducing our plastic waste is something everyone can – and should – take a moment to think about.

We asked staff at the South East Rivers Trust for their ideas and top tips for creating an environmentally friendly and sustainable holiday season, and below are their thoughts and recommendations.

Rethinking single-use habits during Plastic Free July 

Preventing Plastic Pollution

The South East Rivers Trust has been tackling pollution in rivers ever since it was formed – as the Wandle Trust – 20 years ago. 

Becoming involved with the Preventing Plastic Pollution project, on the River Medway, seemed a natural step. Plastic pollution affects all rivers, however. Therefore we want to develop our work beyond one area by engaging with a wider public as well as including the issue in our catchment action plans.

A year’s worth of cleanups give us the perfect evidence to shape behaviour change across our whole area – and the annual Plastic Free July campaign presents an appropriate moment to raise awareness of the issues and strive to change our habits. Set up in 2011, the annual campaign aims to help people reduce their reliance on single-use plastic and live by more sustainable methods.  Below, we’ve come up with several suggestions for you to try in July – and hopefully continue with well after one month.