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RESCUE 2013 – LOCAL CLEAN UP OF LITTER AND FLY TIPPING HOT SPOTS

The annual spring RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event), which is organised by Reading Borough Council and supported by many groups and organisations across the borough,  is due to take place from Thursday to Sunday 21 to 24  March.  Caversham GLOBE will once again be organising clean up activities in our area.  We welcome residents to come along and help with these activities. Litter picking tools and sacks are provided by the Council. See some pictures in our Gallery pages for the astonishing amount of unsightly and often hazardous litter and fly tipping that inconsiderate people have left in Caversham’s open spaces and watercourses.  If you think you may be available to help with a couple of hours litter picking for this campaign, please see our “contacts” page.

Our Diary Page has now been updated with details of the events being co-ordinated by Caversham GLOBE on Friday 22 March and Saturday 23 March. All help would be welcome at these events.

UPDATE 23 March: Thanks to all who helped out with the cleanup at Thames Prom on Friday 22 March,  a huge amount of litter and flytipped rubbish was collected.  Unfortunatley our cleanup on 23 March has been cancelled becasue of the bad weather, but will be rearranged as soon as possible.

Autumn RESCUE clean up of local woodlands and waterways 12/13 October 2012

Local residents and GLOBE supporters will be invited to help with this clean up of our area, organised by Reading Borough Council and supported by many organisations across the Borough.  A productive Spring RESCUE (Rivers & Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event) has taken place for the past 5 years or so, resulting in many environmental hazards, unsightly litter and fly-tipped material being recovered.

The Warren RESCUE 2011 collection March 2011

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So, if you or someone you know can help, an entry for your diary NOW  please – 12/13 October –  also, if you of  know of an area that would benefit from a clean up, please let us know. More details will be publicised over the next 4 to 6 weeks. Thanks.

RESCUE 2012 litter clearance in Caversham – a big thank you

A big “thank you” is due to twenty two Caversham GLOBE supporters who invested 71 hours over 4 days in March clearing litter and fly-tipping during the 2012 annual RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Spaces Clean Up Event). You may have seen some of them out and about in Central Caversham, Balmore Walk, Bugs Bottom, Christchurch Meadow, Hill’s Meadow and View Island. Their collection included 79 sacks of litter, 4 shopping trolleys, various scrap metal plastic & timber, electric cable, pallets and textiles. Sadly this demonstrates that some members of our community see nothing wrong with fly-tipping of hazardous or general waste or discarding drinks cans, bottles, snack and food wrappers in our green spaces.              CLICK  THIS  PICTURE TO SEE DETAIL

Christchurch Meadow RESCUE March 2012

Caversham GLOBE supporters care passionately about our local environment. Do make contact if you would like to help or if you know of an area that would be improved by litter picking, tree or hedge planting.  www.cavershamglobe.org.uk

RESCUE Cleanup 2012

The annual RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Spaces Cleanup Event) is taking place across Reading from 8-11 March. Caversham GLOBE has organised several events to tackle litter around our area. Please join us at any of these events if you can spare an hour or two. Litter pickers, gloves and sacks will be provided.

Our current timetable for RESCUE is as follows (any additional dates will be added to the Diary page):

Tuesday 28 February – 2pm BALMORE WALK
Meet at lower Rotherfield Way entrance to Balmore Walk, opposite Grove Hill

Thursday 8 March – 10 am BUGS BOTTOM
Hemdean Road to Bugs Bottom alley and adjacent green/wooded areas off Hunters Chase/Tredegar Road.
Meet at Hemdean Road/Badgers Rise by Alley to Bugs Bottom.

Thursday 8 March – 2 pm CENTRAL CAVERSHAM FOOTPATHS
Central Caversham/Church Street alley to Promenade Road and School Lane area.
Meet at Abbotsmead Place by the rear vehicle entrance to Iceland Store and adjacent shops premises
Saturday 10 March – 11 am CHRISTCHURCH MEADOWS
Christchurch Meadow (eastern end) & The Dannall.
Meet at Gosbrook Road entrance to Christchurch Meadow opposite Queen Elizabeth Flats
Sunday 11 March – 2 pm HILL’S MEADOW & VIEW ISLAND
Hill’s Meadow & The Dannall & View Island
Meet by Recycling Bins (NB Park adjacent & free of charge)
Litter pickers tools, Hi-Viz vests and gloves will be available at all events, but bring your own if you have them. Please, also wear suitable clothing & footwear.
Contact numbers of organisers: Richard Denney 07768 958407 or Dave Kenny 0790 6630378
Caversham GLOBE

Annual Report published

Caversham GLOBE’s Annual Report for the year 2010 has now been published following our A.G.M. on Tuesday 3rd May. It can be found on the Documents – Reports page.

RESCUE clean up across Caversham March 2011

A big “thank you” is due to twenty Caversham GLOBE supporters who invested 64 hours over 3 days to clear litter and fly-tipping during the annual RESCUE week.  You may have seen some of them in  The Warren,  Amersham Road playing field, Central Caversham, Hill’s Meadow, View Island, Grove Hill, Surley Row or  Eliot Close. Their collection included 80 sacks of litter,  34 car tyres,  4 car batteries,  2 settees, 2 rotary washing lines, 2 window blinds, a wash basin and toilet,  a chain saw, 2 shopping trolleys, 2 wheelie bins (one burned out), a TV  and various scrap metal/plastic.  Sadly this demonstrates that some members of our community see nothing wrong with fly-tipping of hazardous or general waste or discarding drinks cans, bottles, snack and food wrappers in our green spaces.

Caversham GLOBE is continuing to clear litter during the next few weeks. Do contact us if you would like to help or if you know of an area that would be improved by people who care passionately about our local environment.

RESCUE Week 8-13 March : Caversham GLOBE schedule

The annual RESCUE (Rivers and Environmental Cleanup Event) has arrived. Caversham GLOBE has organised five sessions to tackle litter around our area.

Tuesday 8 March 10 am – Amersham Rd area. Meet near Amersham Rd Community Centre, moving on to Hardy Close if time.

Tuesday 8 March 10 am – The Warren. Meet far end of The Warren at start of the bridle path.

Tuesday 8 March 2 pm – Central Caversham footpaths. Meet behind Church House, Church Street.

Thursday 10 March 10 am – Grove Hill footpaths & Hedgerows. Meet by Scout Hut top of Grove Hill.

Sunday 13 March 2pm – Hill’s Meadow/View Island. Meet by recycling bins, Hill’s Meadow.

Gloves, litterpickers and sacks will be provided for all volunteers. This year we will be sorting litter into recyclable and non-recyclable sacks.

Trees for Caversham

Caversham Globe is offering free trees for planting on privately-owned land in and around Caversham. Most of the trees are small saplings, such as rowans (mountain ash) field maple and hazel, which would also be suitable for hedging. We also have a few larger specimens of oak, ash, walnut and silver birch available. Globe is offering the trees to anywhere in the RG4 postcode area, with priority to areas that would benefit from more trees. For example front gardens, or in front of an office or business premises, church or school grounds. Please contact [email protected] or phone Dave Kenny 0798 663 0378 (afternoons). Planting will take place as soon as possible.

Caversham GLOBE

Annual Report published

Caversham Globe’s Annual Report for the year 2009 has been published today and can now be found on the Downloads-Reports page.

New trees

As part of its planting programme this winter, Caversham Globe will be planting two new autumn flowering cherry trees by the footpath in Picton Way, Caversham. The trees have been funded by Globe and are being planted with the support of the local residents and Reading Borough Council. We will also be replacing two of the saplings along Peppard Road and Buckingham Drive, these were originally planted as part of our contribution to the millennium Trees For Our Future project. Caversham Globe has a number of small trees in our allotment which are available for planting around Caversham and Emmer Green and suggestions are always welcome for new planting locations to help improve the local environment.

UPDATE: Here are some of the great people that help plant the trees in picton way:

Picton Way tree planting 2010
Picton Way tree planting 2010