I have not been running many events recently due to the Hayes Community Canal fair taking up so much time. It was estimated 700-900 people attended the event enjoying boat trips, kayaking, pop-up theatre acts amongst other activities. Many thanks to Barra Hall Community Group and the Hayes Town Partnership who co-organised the event and to everyone who came.
On Saturday the 13th June starting at 10:30am at Western View (finishing at 12:30pm), we are going to be watering the new plantation at Western View on the Grand Union Canal, doing some weeding as well as a clear up of the immediate area. Full details of the event can be found, http://www.thames21.org.uk/event/hayes-grand-union-canal-clean-up-hillingdon-12/ This is a great way to learn more about the Grand Union Canal as a habitat whilst we are completing the tasks. Look out for the Staff members wearing Hi-Vis Thames21 vests.
The event on the afternoon of June 13th starting at 2:30pm (finishing at 4:40pm) is on the River Crane at Cranford Park. Cranford has 2 fallen trees which are attracting a lot of litter making it an eye sore and damaging the health of the river. We are going to be in thigh waders removing the rubbish. If we have enough time at the end, we will remove an invasive species, Himalayan Balsam from the river banks which causes the banks to crumble. If the plant was not removed, as a consequence, the river would be wider and shallower, and not able to support as many species in Cranford Park. If you do not wish to go into the river, your help is needed with removing bags and pulling Himalayan Balsam. Full details for the event can be found, http://www.thames21.org.uk/event/cranford-park-clean-up-and-invasive-species-removal-hillingdon/ Look out for the Thames21 staff members wearing Hi-Vis vests.
All Equipment is provided by Thames 21 but please wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions. Under 16′s are more than welcome as long as they have a responsible adult accompanying them.
If you need any more information please give me a phone call on the number below.
Looking forward to seeing you there!