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Big Beach Clean Up on Weston Shore

Who is this for?

There’s another chance to get involved with cleaning up beautiful Weston Shore in Southampton on Sunday 3rd August 2013.  It’s a great chance to take action about an environmental issue that’s easy to get grips with – litter.  The clean up is run by the Friends of Weston Shore.
People taking part should bring along gloves and wear sensible shoes to protect themselves during the litter pick.  The beach clean up is from 10am to 1pm on the day and please come along at any time during that period.  The starting point is near the car park near the old pitch and putt course. Weston Shore is a Green Flag park so the clean up is to make it even better.
It doesn’t take long to give the place a good clean and the beach looks wonderful afterwards.  For more information please contact the Friends of Weston Shore at westonshore@gmail.com or have a look at their blog at www.westonshore.wordpress.com. You can also follow them on twitter @WestonShore.

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Event details:

contact: westonshore@gmail.com where: Weston Shore, Southampton, Hampshire when: 03/08/2014 at 10:00 am to 03/08/2014 at 2:00 pm

Himalayan Balsam Removal with TCV

Who is this for?

Himlayan Balsam has a tendency to take over on riverbanks and wet areas, and completely shades out native plants. It can also contribute to bank erosion. Join The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and the Friends of Fleming Park to remove this invasive non native species from the banks of the lovely Monks Brook.


Meet at the car park outside Pavilion on the Park, Kingfisher Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9LH at 10am with a projected finish time of 3pm on Thursday 7th August 2014. The event is free but pre booking with TCV is essential.


For more details go to http://www.btcv.org.uk/cgi-bin/office_opps_ind_task.cgi?region=se&office=23&task=1398328909.6879816&shared=&newoffice=&newregion=

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Event details:

contact: eastleigh-projects@tcv.org.uk where: Pavilion on the Park, Kingfisher Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9LH when: 07/08/2014 at 10:00 am to 07/08/2014 at 3:00 pm

Clearing up the Bog

Who is this for?

On Sunday 10th August the Purbrook and Widley Area Residents' Association Environment Group will be at The Bog, on the opposite side of Ladybridge Road to Penjar Pond, Purbrook as part of their programme of conservation work.

 

The Council has flailed the scrub around an island of trees and they are planning to clear the remaining debris so that trees can be planted in the autumn.  The task is planned to take place between 9.30am and 11.30am.

 

If time permits they will then move on to Marrelsmoor Coppice to continue removing the ivy that still blankets much of the ground.

 

They welcome new volunteers, so if you would like to join them please come along.  You do not need experience of conservation work and there is no obligation to attend every task.

 

For more information please go to

 

http://www.pawara-environmentgroup.org.uk/programme/provisional/

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Event details:

contact: http://www.pawara-environmentgroup.org.uk/contact-us/ where: Ladybridge Road to Penjar Pond, Purbrook when: 10/08/2014 at 09:30 am to 10/08/2014 at 11:30 am

Netley Abbey Beach Clean Up

Who is this for?

The Netley Abbey Beach Cleaning Volunteer Group are looking forward to another clear up on Tuesday 12th August 2014 between 5.30pm and 8pm.  It’s a great opportunity to help them in their goal of getting the shore at Netley as clean as possible.

 

The group have lots of equipment for the work. If you’re taking part it’s a good idea to wear sensible outdoor shoes to protect your feet and if you can bring gloves along as well that’s helpful.

 

They’re hoping to enjoy some fish and chips afterwards which sounds delightful on a summer evening!  If it’s bad weather they plan to go ahead on the following Wednesday, 13th August.

 

For more information, check them out on Facebook at:

 

https://www.facebook.com/NABCVG

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Event details:

contact: photojanic@ntlworld.com where: Beach Lane, Netley Abbey, Southampton when: 12/08/2014 at 5:30 pm to 12/08/2014 at 8:00 pm

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