Volunteers clean up river Wandle - and find a sofa

The volunteers enjoyed a sunny day as they cleared the Wandle

The volunteers enjoyed a sunny day as they cleared the Wandle

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Volunteers cleaning up a stretch of river found everything from lorry tyres to a sofa.

More than 50 volunteers enjoyed the sunshine as they cleaned up a stretch of the Wandle going through Watermeads nature reserve, Poulter Park and Bennett's Hole nature reserve near the Sutton/Merton border on Sunday, March 9.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Volunteers carry away the sofa found on the bank

The team, featuring volunteers from the National Trust, the Environment Agency, Living Wandle Partnership, Sutton Council and more cleared a huge amount of rubbish from the river and its banks including all the usual items like shopping trolleys and litter as well as a settee - which came in handy when the team enjoyed a well-earned cup of tea.

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8:49pm Fri 14 Mar 14

motomoto says...

I'm suprised that they didn't pull a couple of stolen motorbikes out of the river.......they did at the deen city farm end of the river wandle a couple of summers ago !
I'm suprised that they didn't pull a couple of stolen motorbikes out of the river.......they did at the deen city farm end of the river wandle a couple of summers ago ! motomoto
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8:59pm Sat 15 Mar 14

mspragmatic says...

Well done volunteers! Great job. Cleaning up Sutton :)
Well done volunteers! Great job. Cleaning up Sutton :) mspragmatic
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