w/c 13 November 2017

By Friends of Oxleas Woodlands, Nov 19 2017 04:45PM

Now that autumn is fading to winter, the leaf cover is disappearing - and as it does the amount of old litter lying in the woods is becoming evident. The Council litter-picers do a great job, but if you explore deeper into the woods you soon come across old heaps of beer cans, plastic bottles and other material which is inorganic and will therefore not decay.

This week a small party of us began clearing older litter from Castle Wood and Oxleas Woods. We collected significant amounts of litter from the Welling End of Oxleas and the woods adjacent to the car park near the Oxleas Cafe.

There is also organic material - e.g. a large heap of flyers from Pizza Gogo in Welling, which obviously didn't make it through people's letter boxes. More worryingly, commercial material appears to have been fly-tipped in the woodland edge along Welling Way.

Pizza Gogo flyers in Oxleas Wood.
Pizza Gogo flyers in Oxleas Wood.
Picking litter in Jack Wood
Picking litter in Jack Wood
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