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Workhouse Lake

18 alver bridge view,alverstoke,gosport,po12 2hf

27 Jul 2012

23:00

Hello all, I will be inspecting a few places when I get home next week and suggest a place to pick. The time will 1000 hrs. However, If any of you have any ideas please email me and I could look at that area. Just to let you know something that I am trying to get off the ground is a litter pick on Burrow Island. This would again involve all the groups in the area and help from the council. Anyway, we will see how it goes and I will keep you posted. Cheers, Richard Magnificent effort everyone, We have collected 13 bags, two shopping trolleys, tv case, battery and two old carpet pieces. I will have pleasure in phoning Streetscene Monday morning to tell them where to collect this little lot. Once again thank you, well done, and I hope you were able to wash off the lake "gunge" ok. Cheers, Richard .

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Crescent Road To South Street

Hello everyone, this will be a pick along the cycle/walkway from Crescent Road up to South Street. If we could meet at the beggining of the path on Crescent Road on Sunday 21 October at 1000 hrs we c...

Haslar Lake

Meet at the entrance to Asda Supermarket on Dock Road at 1000 hrs. Work our way down to the lake, assess the situation, then get picking. Hello everyone, Well done, great effort, we collected 13 ba...

Olympic Clean Up

All hands to the pump - Combined Litter Pick, Alverstoke Litter Pickers please be at Morrisons Supermarket at 0930 hrs. We will then proceed up to the White Hart where we will meet with the other gro...

Park Road Plus

Park Road Plus - which means we meet on the bridge at Little Anglesey Road and Park Road at 1000 hrs. Litter bags, litter pickers and "Alverstoke Litter Pickers" hi vis jackets will be supplied. Any ...

Haslar Sea Wall

Haslar Sea Wall and surrounding area if time permits. Lovely sunny day for litter picking with the brilliant back drop of the IOW. We started at 1100 hrs and finished at 1330 hrs. We cleared a lot of ...

Alverbridge Village

Meeting at Little Anglesey Road moving into village. Weather was dry but a bit cold. Did a quick pick along Little Anglesey Road and then moved into the village. Several people spoke to the group and ...

Little Anglesey to Lifeboat Lane

Our second litter pick area will be from the end of Little Anglesey Road to Lifeboat Road - but it will also be about letting people know about us. Last time we had a few people stopping and talking t...

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