Swaythling Railway Station Clean Up

We were lucky again with the weather which was sunny & surprisingly warm for mid November! A lot of us were in short sleeved t-shirts, certainly not normal for this time of year.
We started arriving at around 9.30am and by 10am we were all ready to have our health & safety talk from Mark from Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership  and get our tasks for the day set by Councillor Bob Paignton who is the main volunteer. Involved in the job were: Franchisee Tony Bennett, Operations Manager Wez Roshier, Environment Manager Sarah-Jane Finch as well as member of Bennett's Community Crew from across our business.  TJ from Bournemouth, Andre Almeida Business Manager from Boscombe, Michael from Basingstoke Market Place, Giovanni from Christchurch, Charlee from Ower, Simon from Basingstoke Brighton Hill, Huw & Georgia from Swaythling, John & Dave from Basingstoke Leisure Park & Erik from Picket Post.
Tony, Wez & TJ were chief litter pickers managing to collect 6+ bags full of bottles, cans & various other items of rubbish from the entire site.
John was in charge of jet washing the front of the station. Dave & Simon did leaf clearing with the leaf blowers collecting them up and putting them in the wildlife garden to compost down. Andre, Giovanni, Huw & Georgia removed leaves from the flower beds and removed dead plants. Charlee & Erik removed an old, broken planter then built a new one out of old tyres, replacing the plants from the old planter. Sarah cleared weeds, bramble & saplings from the wildlife garden.
As everyone completed their jobs everyone came together for some heavier work in the wildlife garden which involved removing a large Buddleia which was definitely a heavy job to do.
Mark & Bob were very pleased at the end, saying that we had managed to complete a years worth of work in one morning. Gentlemen, it was our pleasure!


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Past Events

  • Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Minstead Area Litter Pick
  • Wed 13 Sep 2017
    Great British Beach Clean
  • Sat 01 Jul 2017
    Anti-Litter Campaign
  • Tue 09 May 2017
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  • Wed 08 Mar 2017
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  • Mon 27 Feb 2017
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  • Tue 21 Feb 2017
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  • Wed 08 Feb 2017
    Ronald McDonald House Southampton "Spring Clean"
  • Wed 11 Jan 2017
    Minstead January Litter Pick
  • Tue 15 Nov 2016
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  • Thu 20 Oct 2016
    Minstead Autumn Litter Pick
  • Wed 07 Sep 2016
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  • Fri 08 Jul 2016
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  • Sat 05 Mar 2016
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  • Fri 04 Mar 2016
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  • Sat 23 Jan 2016
    Lansdowne Underpass Clean up
  • Wed 13 Jan 2016
    Minstead Area Litter Pick
  • Fri 01 Jan 2016
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  • Tue 13 Oct 2015
    Bennett's Beach Blitz
  • Wed 22 Jul 2015
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  • Wed 10 Jun 2015
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