Weed The Wandle

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 119 months ago
Weed The Wandle

wandle.jpg The River Wandle wends its way north from Croydon and Carshalton to join the Thames at Wandsworth. It's a chalkstream that was hardworking in Victorian times, a sewer in the 60s and has recently been suffocating in pennywort weed. A clean up operation is on its way - the rampant choking weed doesn't give a fig for weedkiller and has to be hand pulled from the water - and the £50,000 clean-up project is expected to last until the end of February. Meanwhile, some people still see fit to use the river as a flowing dustbin but if you care about Wandsworth's wandering waterway, you can get your wellies out and join monthly clean up sessions in the New Year. Image/Fitz3xl

Last Updated 24 December 2008