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Blake's Walk clear-up.

Lewes,BN7 2JB

16 Apr 2016

23:00

Usual clear-up, but with the emphasis on a particular footpath. A recent, successful campaign by local residents to 'save' the trees alongside a footpath from being cut down (by a developer), was followed by work to clear vegetation and weeds, as well as remove some damaged/deceased trees. This revealed an appalling quantity of litter. We managed to clear it all away this morning (see image)..

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past Events

June 2022

Thenusual monthly pick

April\'s haul!

Wide sweep of estate....

March 2022 - new recruits and some resignations.

Whole estate cleaned!

Litter Free Lewes Day

All local groups invited to take part in mass litter pick around town. Afterwards all met at Malling Community Centre for tea, sandwhiches and cakes, compliments of Town Council and Mayor.

July pick

Very hot morning, but a good turnout.

Easing of lockdown pick

Invitation to restart our activities after another period of lockdown. A good turn-out with several new recruits resulting in 25 bags of litter collected!

Post Lockdown 2 litter pick

A Sunday morning litter pick of our local area. After a brief period of no litter picks, due to Covid 19 restrictions, we resumed (once again) our activities this morning. Needless to say that after a...

Resumption of litter picking

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February clean-up x 2

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What's Happening?

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Environment Agency land...

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Winter blues...

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Unfortunately, the foul weather stopped play!

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