River Stour Event – Sunday 7th December

River Stour downstream of Furnace Hill
River Stour downstream of Furnace Hill © Copyright John M

Next River Stour clean-up event

Date: Sunday 7th December
Time: 10.15 for 10.30
Place: Dudley Road (A459), Halesowen at the bottom of Furnace Hill
Weather permitting: will confirm nearer the time.

We have been to this site before but only litter picked there. There is litter there again for those who prefer not to go into the river. For others we will actually have a go at the rubbish in the water as far as is it’s possible to get at it.

The banks are quite steep but Rod will bring appropriate equipment. It would need a fair amount of confidence. The lower part of the river is not deep and should be quite manageable.

Don’t forget the River Stour calendar! These are available from the Stourbridge Health Store, a small shop in the Victoria Passage off Stourbridge High Street and also from Fair and Square (Fair Trade) in Market Street Stourbridge almost opposite Waitrose. They are a bargain at £3.50! We have printed 200 copies (We sold them all last year) so I’m hoping they will all move this year!

Also, if you are any good with your camera think of taking some photos of the river and entering the competition next year (£50 first prize!). We need photos of the Stour through the seasons in its rural and Black Country setting. (Wildlife on the Stour also great.) We are hoping the competition gets more people down to the river and helps it to become more known and appreciated. There will be a presentation to this year’s prize winners by David Harcourt, the Manager of Waitrose, soon.

It does help to know how many people hope to come, so please let me know if you can, by email: rosanneadams@yahoo.co.uk

Many thanks for all the really wonderful support for the River Project. All the best to everyone and a very happy Christmas time. Hope to see you in the New Year if not on the 7th December. Rosanne

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