A lovely Sunny morning, with lots of enthusiastic river clean up volunteers ready for action.
Geraldine Bray named the new boat the ‘Little Stour Warrior’ and she was launched down the slipway into the river – helping to haul out rubbish from under the Stour Bridge. The pile of rubbish included 12 shopping trolleys!
Those who had brought seeds set to work cleaning out a gulley in a girder and planting seeds to cheer up a forlorn spot.
Date: Sunday 18th May, 10.15 for 10.30 Where: TheStour bridge – Park at Bonded warehouse
It is definitely a far more adventurous and challenging site than we have ever done before. The work is under the two bridges so light is a bit limited. Do you have a head torch?
Rod is asking a friend to provide an extra strong winch
Helen hopes to bring some buoyancy jackets
Rosanne plans some better waders will look into head torches
At least 8 confident and fairly robust people to go into the river and also two people to work the winch to pull the rubbish out. Then there are people needed to cart the rubbish a very short way for the Council to pick up.
The ‘Little Stour Warrior’
The boat will have her new name painted on her and a new Save our Stour banner.
Rosanne will bring some pure Malvern Water to launch and name her with.
Geraldine would you do the honours here if you are coming?
Anyone who would like to support the launch would be most welcome!
If you intend to go into the river please bring
A strong stick. (this really is needed)
A head torch (if you have one)
And please let me Rosanne know (email@example.com) if you will be able to come and where you think you might help, thanks.
River Stour Photo Competition
Send us your photos of the River Stour and surrounding Flora and Fauna for our 2015 calendar. Here are some photos from last year.
Please include the location and any nearby identifying landmarks. Please state if applicant is under 16.
All images must be of a high resolution for reproduction in the calendar
(a minimum of 300dpi / 1200 pixels wide)
Photographs may be taken anywhere within the Dudley Borough.
Judging will take place in September.
Send Photos to: (please Include your contact details)
Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning
Date: Saturday 17th May, 7.30pm Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map) Entry: By Donation
Join director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”
The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse.
The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.
See more at:http://occupylove.org/about/