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Rec tidy up

Tetbury,GL8 8AA

02 Nov 2014

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The next litter-pick will be at The Rec on Sunday 2nd November, starting at 10.00 am and based outside the rugby club. We are hoping that the rugby club might be able to provide refreshments. Please dress for the weather – all equipment will be provided. See you there ! .

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past Events

Clean for The Queen

We are organising a cleanup on The Rec for Sunday 6th March at 10.00 am as part of the nationwide Clean for The Queen campaign - http://www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk. The idea is for everyone to clean up...

Rec tidy up

Please join us at the Rugby Club at 10.00 am on Sunday 29th November to give the Rec another good tidy up. All litter-picking equipment will be provided and please wear clothing suitable for the weath...

Rec Tidy Up

Please join us at the Rugby Club at 10.00 am on Sunday 27th September to give the Rec another good tidy up. All litter-picking equipment will be provided and please wear clothing suitable for the weat...

Town Tidy Up

Our next litter pick is on the morning of Saturday April 18th. We will start at 10.00 am in Sir William Romney’s School car park and litter-pick down Lowfield Road and St.Mary’s Road. ...

Rec tidy up

The next litter-pick will be at The Rec on Sunday 8th March, starting at 10.00 am and based outside the rugby club. We are hoping that the rugby club might be able to provide refreshments. Please dre...

Rec Tidy Up

7 gallant people spent the morning tidying up The Rec again and collected 13 sacks of litter plus a duvet and an exercise bike ! Well done and thank you !

Rec Tidy Up

Meet at the Rugby Club at 10.00am to give the Rec another good tidy up. All litter-picking equipment provided and please wear clothing suitable for the weather. See you there ! Well done and a huge t...

Rail Lands cleanup

On Saturday 29th March we’re going to be cleaning up the Rail Lands and along the stream by the allotments towards Preston Park. Please join us at the Goods Shed at 10.30am – The Royal O...

Rec Tidy Up

Meet at the Rugby Club at 10.00am to give the Rec a good tidy up. Refreshments and equipment provided - see you there ! Another excellent morning's work with 11 people helping and 18 sacks of litter c...

Tidy Tetbury Team Launch

We'll be at The Rec on Sunday 18th August from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm. We're going to do a tidy-up of The Rec along with the volunteers from the Dolphins Trust and there will be a free burger and a drink...

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