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End of season clear-up

Lewes,BN7 2JB

06 Sep 2008

23:00

Meet at usual place, usual time. 5 of us tackled the end of season (summer) clear-up along the usual woods & paths route. We managed a dozen or so bags in around 90 minutes + car wheels & tyres, etc.! Welcome also to four more volunteers who joined this month. (I have urged everyone to add their names to this online group.).

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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

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Environment Agency land...

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New recruits and new regime.

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Picking through the snow!

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Winter blues...

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Pre-Christmas pick

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The Great Malling Spring Clean!

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Great Spring clean-up....UPDATE

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Xmas clear-up!

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You never know what you are going to find!

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Welcome to 2015

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Pre-Xmas

Let's keep up the momentum!

Jackie & Chris managed 5 sacks and cleared the usual pathways.

Regular Sweep

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Unfortunately, the foul weather stopped play!

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