Norbury Brook clean-up day, Thornton Heath Rec, Mar 18

A group trained by Thames21, a London waterways charity, is running its own clean-up on a stretch of Norbury Brook in Thornton Heath Recreation Ground. This litter pick will take place on Saturday March 18, from 10am to 1pm.

Thames21 leads about 500 community clean-ups a year, encouraging 7,000 people annually to volunteer to take part in similar events to improve their local stretch of waterway, whether it be along the River Thames or one of its tributaries. 

The environmental charity runs training courses, called Leading a Waterway Clean Up, under a nationally accredited programme, enabling community volunteers to run their own clean ups under the charity’s insurance.

These are called “Badged Groups”, one of which is the Friends of Thornton Heath Rec which will run the event along this stretch of the Norbury Brook.

All equipment is provided and participants are advised to dress for the weather. Under-16s are welcome but should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information contact event leader Graham Mitchell on 07830 817662 or email

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