Grays Beachcombers have a busy litter pick

ANOTHER great litter pick last Wednesday below the QE2 Bridge. As well as walking over four miles, the 18 pickers filled 64 sacks including 1,282 plastic bottles plus lots of larger plastic and polystyrene items and even found a car wheel and tyre which had been floating down the river.

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A big thank you to Navigator Terminals and Thurrock Council, who by their support, made this event such a great success.

The next weekend event is at Grays Yacht Club and the next midweek event is at Tilbury Fort. Full details below.

Dates of this and future litter picks for your diary:

Sunday 2th December – meeting at Grays Yacht Club at 10:30 to 12:00 followed by free refreshments in the café. This is the Grays Beachcombers regular monthly pick.

Wednesday 5th December – meeting at The Worlds End Pub, Tilbury RM18 7NR from 10:30 to 13:00. Picking near Tilbury Fort, this event will entail about 3 miles walk. But no guarantee that you will spot Benny the beluga whale!

Wednesday 19th December – last event this year – meeting at RSPB Purfleet RM19 1SZ from 10:30 until 13:00. Picking on the foreshore near the RSPB Centre – now confirmed.

2019

Sunday 6th January– meeting at Grays Yacht Club at 10:30 to 12:00 followed by free refreshments in the café. This is the Grays Beachcombers regular monthly pick.

Sunday 19th January – meeting at Concrete Barges, Rainham RM13 9YQ at 10:30 until 13:30 – new date.

It is NOT a requirement to pre-book any of the events listed above, but feel free to email back if you are planning to attend.

Alternatively you may wish to visit the Thames21 site to find these and other planned events at http://www.thames21.org.uk/events/

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