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Allington Recreation Grounds

Maidstone,ME160GE

05 May 2018

23:00

Hi Everyone. We plan to pick litter at the ACA Recreation Ground and the other rec further down the road this coming Sunday morning. Hope you can join us - lets hope the sun makes an appearance! Please meet at 10am at the ACA car park on Castle Road. If the weather is good we'll walk down to the Toll Cafe by the lock afterwards for well deserved refreshments! New members always welcome. (phone 01622 763553 for more info.) Bye for now. April and Mike .

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Around The Malta Inn

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A20 and Coldharbour

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Malta Inn area, access road and footpaths

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A20 and surrounding streets

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Leafy Lane and adjacent footpaths

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Giddyhorn Lane, Rec and surrounding area

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Leafy Lane area

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A20 London Road to Coldharbour and beyond!

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Malta Inn area

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Allington London Road to Coldharbour plus

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Leafy Lane and footpath to Maidstone

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Giddyhorn Lane and Recreation Ground

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A20 London Road and Coldharbour Roundabout

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Malta Inn area

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Leafy Lane and footpath to Maidstone

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A20 clean-up Coldharbour roundabout etc

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Leafy Lane et al

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Winter Clean-up

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New Year clean-up

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Allington Recreation Grounds

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Area around Top Notch Gym

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September 2017 clean-up

Malta Inn area

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July litterpick

Details to follow

Coldharbour roundabout to Allington

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Giddyhorn Lane Recreation Ground

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Spring Clean Up

Details to follow.

Malta Inn and road towards Cobtree Park

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Great British Spring Clean event Allington

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Post Christmas clean-up - Leafy Lane again

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Footpath Grace Avenue to Buckland Hill

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Malta Inn to Cobtree Park

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August Event: Car Park at Mill Meadow St Peters Street

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Footpath to Maidstone and beyond

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Around the Malta Inn

Hi Everyone. We will be back in business again litterpicking this Sunday morning - we do hope you can join us - we will meet at the Malta Inn (near Allington Lock) at 10am and pick the back access ro...

Grace Avenue and Beyond!

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Clean for the Queen: Allington's Big Clean-up Weekend

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Clean for the Queen weekend

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February litterpick

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Allington Community Association and Castle Road

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London Road plus alleyways off, Allington

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Footpath to Maidstone

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Allington streets and alleys

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Castle Road Top to Bottom

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Riverside clean-up

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Giddyhorn Lane recreation Ground off Poplar Grove

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ACA Recreation Ground and Castle Road

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Tesco Express London Road and surrounding streets

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River Medway footpath

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ACA recreation Ground

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Around the Malta and by the river

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Giddy Horn Lane Recreation Ground

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Castle Road Clean-Up

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Riverside footpaths

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ACA recreation Ground

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Hospital footpaths

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Riverside pick

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Footpath to Maidstone Clean-up

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Castle Road litter sweep

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Spring River Clean-Up

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Giddy Horn Lane and Recreation Ground

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Bower Street clean-up. EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW

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Maidstone Hospital car park area

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Castle Road Clean Up

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Giddy Horn Lane Recreation Ground

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Weekly pick from MGGS school gates

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Footpath to Maidstone

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Allington Recreation Ground

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Pre Olympic Flame Tidy Up

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Riverside footpaths

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Allington Recreation Ground

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Hospital Footpath

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Riverside Car Park off St Peter's Street

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Riverside Car Park off St Peter's Street

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Medway River footpaths

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Giddy Horn Lane Recreation Ground

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Castle Road and river footpaths

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Footpath to town

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ACA Recreation Ground

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LitterFreeZone

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Let's Sort It!

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River Rubbish Roundup

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Spring Clean

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River Pick

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Street Sweep

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Allington Alleys

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River Round Up

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