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Cleaning the green belt along the railway
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Peritas


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Joined: Sep 2008
Post: #1
09-04-2009 09:35 PM

Hi I was wondering if anybody is interested in getting together one day to pick up the rubbish along the newly cleared belt of greenery that runs along the railway from HO to FH. Now that all the shrubbery has been cut down the rubbish stands out like a sore thumb and it looks awful. I know it's probably not up to the residents to do so but as I my flat overlooks it it'll be nice to get a nice view rather than shopping trolleys and paint cans. And moreover it'll do good for the local flora and fauna. What do you think?

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Vickiek


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Joined: Feb 2008
Post: #2
09-04-2009 10:01 PM

Hi - Lewisham council often have volunteers helping with this kind of tidying up...I think they can organise it or point you in the right direction (my sister is involved but currently away so can't ask her for you). Have a look on the website for the details Smile

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Peritas


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Post: #3
09-04-2009 10:04 PM

I'll look it up, Thanks Vicky have a good Easter!

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Vickiek


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Post: #4
09-04-2009 10:14 PM

no worries - you too!

(btw - you need to goto the waste / environment bit of their website)

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brian


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10-04-2009 01:13 PM

Do you mean the railway embankment , owned by Network Rail.
If so have you not heard of Health and Safety.

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Peritas


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10-04-2009 05:18 PM

maybe you're right, I just thought it was a good idea as I'm fed up to be surrounded by rubbish. Anyway, I'll see what the council can do (if anything at all), thanks again.

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brian


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10-04-2009 05:52 PM

If it is the area the rail side of the fence there is no way they will allow members of the public there.
I admire your keeness and suggest you push Network Rail to clean up the area

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nevermodern


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Joined: Feb 2007
Post: #8
10-04-2009 07:57 PM

Peritas, let us know if you find anything out. I was thinking the same as you on my way back from work the other day and would be happy to get involved if possible.

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christianna


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Post: #9
21-04-2009 11:09 AM

The land does indeed belong to Network Rail and the upshot is we can't do anything.
Seems the fencing team were accompanied by the tree surgeon and foliage team. Neither team were responsible for clearing rubbish.
Spoke to Network Rail today and they have a litter team ( now is that a surprise or what!) so have reported the mess and they gave me a reference No 2552882 so we'll see what happens!

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brian


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21-04-2009 11:16 AM

Thnaks Chistiana
As I though Health and Safety would prohibit members of the public on this land. I do hope they clear it up , but why on earth is rubbish there in the place. Seems like ( hopefully a minority ) of society lives in another world.

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