The Greenford to Gurnell Greenwayers had a fun day today, removing all sorts of rubbish from the River Brent. This included one large butane tank (at least 25 Kg), a modern rental bike which was lurking there and 53 bags of very smelly rubbish. This was a canoe job, dislodging items which had become trapped behind a fallen tree and for waders, who were downstream waiting to catch them. Others cleaned the banks. Photos of these heroes are below.
We also made contact with the folks who created the Hanwell and Norwood Green Orchard trail (see their site at orchardtrail.wordpress.com). In a few months, they will be able to extend their trail to include the Perivale Park orchard!
Postscript. Here are some photos sent to me by Richard (the chap in the canoe!!)