Golfers Take To The Water

And help clean it up

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Volunteers from Ealing Golf Club pulled on their waders and teamed up with environmental charity Thames 21 to clean a local stretch of river.

The River Brent meanders through the course and the adjoining Pitshanger Park.

As well as clearing invasive weed, the volunteers retrieved all manner of rubbish that comes down the river and collects in the slow flowing areas on the course, including car tyres, traffic cones, even a wheelie bin.

There will be another session on Monday 5 August to finish the work (all volunteers from the local community welcome – please contact Dave Jones at Ealing Golf Club – 020 8997 0937 if you would like to join in – waders and boots provided by Thames 21).

The golf club occupies Metropolitan Open Land and is also designed flood plain.

Club Captain Sukhdev Sagoo was very pleased with the results: “As golfers we have a love/ hate relationship with the river. It steals our balls and isn’t always the prettiest sight. We’re committed to protecting our environment, to the benefit of the local community as well as members enjoying our beautiful course. So we jumped at the opportunity to hook up with Thames 21, as well as Ealing Council who kindly collected the rubbish, and are very pleased at the results.”


15th July 2013


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