Clean-up is having an impact on Malago green space

Published on: 22 Jun 2017

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MORE than 50 people came together to clear the Malago Greenway of rubbish on June 10.

From a standing start a year ago, the Friends of Malago Greenway have cleared the river and its surroundings of rubbish, including fridges and mattresses.

This time, they found only a tenth of the waste they picked at their previous event.

Families with children were joined by a team of “wonder women” from house builder Redrow and 10 runners from Good Gym, who jog to places needing community work and then run home again.

The ambitious volunteers have already won all the funding they need for a Berry Maze of soft fruit, with planters and benches, to be started in the autumn.

Organiser Raluca McKett said: “Unfortunately, some residents decided to dump more belongings at the collection points after the event finished, which raised again
the issue of prevention. The Malago Greenway Project and Bristol Waste are working with other interested parties toward solutions which could help residents with their waste needs. If you can contribute ideas, write to malagogreenwayproject@gmail.com.”

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Meanwhile, the volunteers have put up banners, in an attempt to get people less inclined to fly tip.

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