We were a little apprehensive before todays clean up event on the River Tame in Ashton – our first event on the River Tame and our first event in East Manchester – we had no idea what sort of turn out we were going to get.
And at our official start time of 10am there were only a few hardy souls to brave the cold northerly wind, and light showers or rain.
We really had our work cut out, as the river banks in Ashton were a real state – huge amounts of litter on the banks, and the river channel holding a fair number of deeply embedded shopping trolleys.
After a quick brew to warm up – we had to carefully make our way past a pair of nesting Canada Geese -and then get to work…..
And as you can see from the pics below – we had decades of accumulated grot to clean up – but ended the day more than satisfied with our efforts.
Many many thanks to everyone who came and lent a hand – your efforts are truly appreciated.
The River Tame in Ashton is a beautiful place – and should be cherished not trashed.
See you all again soon.
Sunday 24th April, 10am meet up at Bow St, Ashton Under Lyne SK16 4HY
Our first foray on the River Tame – we will be cleaning up the area up and downstream of the B6170 Road Bridge
Our Gazebo will be located on the riverside footpath adjacent to the Bridge on Bow St, Ashton U Lyne. Click this link to be taken to a location map for our meeting point
If you have waders – please bring them – otherwise wellies or strong boots needed.
We will provide litter pickers, gloves, bin bags etc. Also hot tea, coffee and cake available all day.
Once we have finished (approx 2pm) we have been invited to refresh ourselves at the Station Pub, Ashton U Lyne (a short walk away from the clean up location).
Everyone welcome to come a long and help out – even if you can only come for an hour – your help is very much appreciated..