Date: Sunday 29th November Time: 10.15 for 10.30 start Place: Lion Health, Bradley Road, Stourbridge via Murray’s
Firstly, many thanks to those who came to the last event. Nine trolleys were extracted along with all the other usual plastic muckage and some tyres. We were around 11 people. Murray’s are happy to let us in through their gate for easier access and for the next event there are some real horrors to remove. There are many tyres, a massive red bin and all the other things that appear once one gets started on removal – with the help of the brilliant winch.
Please contact Rosanne (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to our River Stour Clean-Up email list to be kept up-to-date with any changes due to the weather conditions closer to the time.
The next film is called ‘This Changes Everything‘ It takes a look at 7 communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.’ 7pm refreshments. 7.30 film. Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR Entry by donation.
Date: Sunday 26th April Time: 10.15 for 10.30 Place: Lion Health, Bradley Road, Stourbridge Parking: no problem
We were incredibly lucky last Sunday with the weather and cleaned the river in bright sunshine. It was good to see well known faces and some new ones too. The boat ferried the rubbish and the bit we cleared looked very much better. There’s still more to do in the same area.
We are still in urgent need of storage space for our equipment and boat. If anyone knows of someone who can help with a secure lock up or garage do please let me know.
River Stour booklet
We have the go ahead for reprinting Gerald Darby’s River Stour booklet. It’s on a Microsoft Publisher data stick. (help!) If anyone knows anything about this and can help – all expenses met- that would be a great help. Profits go to Mary Stevens Hospice. I hope to get this sorted very soon.
Graham Beckley’s River Stour Exhibition
This will be held in Himley Hall and will be up and running starting April and running through the summer. Will let you know dates when I have them. Photos of the full length of the River Stour to where it flows into the Severn at Stourport.
River Stour Sign
Photo and copy for this have not appeared this week in St. News. Hopefully next week!
With many thanks to everyone for all the help and support.
Date: Sunday 1st February Time: 10.15 for 10.30 start Place: Bradley Road by the new Lion Health Centre Parking: Good parking facilities there.
The Lion Health development has done work on the river beside the building (already rubbish in it!) but downstream there is a huge amount of rubbish which we have not been able to tackle. River permitting we are going to have a go this time.
We plan on using The Little Stour Warrior to help us. If we are unlucky with the weather and unable to get into the river we will park in the Bonded Warehouse area (check where you park, some areas are fiercely private) and try to deal with the really dreadful litter in the area between Bradley Road and the river, also around the Bonded Warehouse.
River/Eco friendly cleaning products
One of our volunteers has started a new business creating organic household cleaning materials, Called Organic EverClean. Much of what we use is not at all friendly to the environment or the river (where it often ends up!) Sonja is having a launch event with samples of her products at Graham’s Place in Wollaston, from 7 – 9 pm. January 21st. All are invited. She also offers house cleaning. I am going to send her letter separately as it explains her plans. I believe January is ‘Mother Earth’ day so she has chosen a good moment!
River Stour Sign
All rather quiet on the Council front. We have to believe that they are busy creating a fine sign to be situated on the bridge informing that the River Stour is below what doesn’t appear to be a bridge!
We are still looking for a safe dry convenient place to store our equipment and our boat (if possible). Quite a tall order but if you can help with this let me know please.
Hope you may be able to make the next event. I will confirm nearer the time.