22 January 2018
Following a very successful river-based litter pick, Thorpe Hamlet Green Party Councillors are organising another community event, this time to clean-up Lionwood.
This is a small but diverse urban woodland that offers a beautiful walk and cycle ride to the Thorpe Road area, and to Lionwood schools and surgery. The wood provides a 'green lung' wildlife habitat and floodwater containment for the wider area. This is part of a wider campaign by the Green Party and others to eliminate throwaway plastic from our environment.
Green Party City Councillor, Lesley Grahame, said:
“Collecting rubbish brings people together, improving the appearance of an area, wildlife habitats and our relationship to where we live in a wider sense. Dumping rubbish is anti-social on all of these counts. More people are realizing this as they choose alternatives to throwaway packaging: there is no such place as 'away'.”
Local resident Martin Rejzek said “Now is the right time to clear the wood because there is less undergrowth and we will not disturb the bluebells. As well as a tidier area, we hope to bring people together as Friends of Lionwood to take care of the wood for the long term.”
All are welcome to join us on Saturday, 27th January at 11am.
Two groups will meet, one at the Telegraph Lane entrance to the wood, opposite the Rosary Cemetery, and the other on the corner of Cintra Road/Wellesley Avenue South. Both groups are welcome to warm up at the Jubilee pub afterwards.
Litter pickers, bags and gloves will be provided.