By Friends of Oxleas Woodlands, Jan 26 2018 10:10AM
Despite an appalling weather forecast, a fantastic eighteen Friends turned out to help clear litter from the Welling Way edge of Oxleas Wood on Saturday.
We collected 27 sacks of rubbish, a broken full-length mirror which had obviously been dumped in the woods by a delivery van after they had dropped it (as it was still wrapped in plastic); at least one Xmas tree; three heaps of leylandii cuttings, a feather duvet (disintegrating); a seat cushion (not disintegrating);
and a safe with accompanying jewellery boxes - all empty! (The police were notified but didn't seem particularly interested!)
The general view was that the exercise was surprisingly satisfying - and we are hugely greatful to everyone for turning out. The Welling Way edge of the wood now looks a lot less uncared-for.
We are now planning another clearnace in February,