A start at Barnes Cray needs Boat Team to finish the Job

Dear All

A start at Barnes Cray needs Boat Team to finish the Job

Well done to our volunteers this week with the removal of the trapped rubbish floating in the Cray at Maiden Lane. It was great to be joined by two lads who have just completed their Thames21 Training and came along to join in and assess the first class leadership in evidence at this event! Check out Training on our web site for opportunities for formal qualifications in ‘leading a waterway clean up’


A good session at Maiden Lane last Tuesday

Whilst we removed plenty of rubbish we do need to return to this section of the river and will do so with an event squeezed into our programme next Friday


Friday 20th March 2015.  The plan is to muster a boat team at the depot and to launch the ‘Lady Cray’ and remove the floating rubbish towards Thames Road. Meet at Thames21 Depot, (100m along Byway 106 walking from Barnes Cray Road towards Crayford) DA1 4NR. 1030 to 1430.


The Following week is a full schedule. Year 3 Saint Thomas More School will be with us for a Field Trip at Foots Cray Meadows 23 and 24 March, This overlaps with our River Cray Enhancement (Bank Repairs with Digger on Tuesday and Wednesday of that week and on Thursday 26th we will join the Friends of the Shuttle at the Confluence Event. Full details are in the events section of the Thanes 21 website www.thames21.org.uk


Finally we are with St Pauls Academy on the Thames Estuary at Crayford Ness on Saturday 28th March, Meet outside Erith Yacht Club DA8 2AJ at 0900 contact me if you can help out.


A good turnout of River Cray Volunteers needed during this week. Hope you can join us


Michael Heath

Cray Project Officer

13 March 2015