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Volunteers Needed…


Dear KTGC Supporters,

Hopefully you can see that our volunteers are doing a great job keeping the greens clear of litter and dog fouling and also looking after Ghost Wood.

However, we’re just looking for a couple of volunteers who live near the Harwich Road entrance to the field by the children’s play area, who would be happy to keep Porters Brook clear of litter to enable the water to flow freely.

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This particular section of the brook is just down the steps from the bus stop on the left. Our volunteers are happy to blitz the area and get on top of the situation but the project just needs help from one or two people who pass by this spot on a regular daily/weekly basis.


If you can help please email and someone will get back to you.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Help Us To Keep The Green Clean…


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Buttercups and Daisies…



It’s a slightly clammy Bank Holiday Sunday, but nonetheless I ventured up to
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods for a look at the rather lovely display of
buttercups (and daises).






It’s remarkable what a few days rain can do,
and the undergrowth has really shot up.
The nettles and sheep’s parsley are particularly tall right now.






The slopes really are now looking like a proper ‘meadow’,
bringing back all manner of happy childhood memories.
It’s very important that children these days have the
same opportunities to enjoy the simple things in life
such as making daisy chains, having family picnics
and generally having a wonderful time outdoors.





This can ONLY be achieved by making sure that
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods
remain free from the health and safety hazards
that litter and dog fouling create.





As you probably know by now, the Keep the Green Clean project
was recently given two Community Awards.
These awards were not given to any individual or group of specific people;
they are for EVERYONE in the community who puts their litter in the bins provided and who pick up after their pets.


(Our posh new litter bin!)

That’s a big THANK YOU to him, to her, to them to us……and to YOU!!
Lets now build on that success and all pull together to help to make
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods even better!!


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Houston, We Have a Problem…

On a sunny spring-like February Sunday afternoon,

Greenstead Slopes should be looking a lot like this:

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However, this is the horror that I was faced with instead:

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It seems that our hard-working ‘Greenstead Wombles’ litter-picking team have been facing an uphill struggle these past few weeks with a rather unpleasant task. It’s not THEIR job to clear up other people’s dog poop but they’ve decided to at least bag it up in the vain hope that whoever is/are allowing their pet/s to foul our beautiful green spaces might just realise that it’s NOT acceptable.

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There are RED dog bins dotted about all around the area,

you can’t fail to spot them,

and much of the poop is deposited within a few feet of a bin –

which beggars belief!

You bring a pet into your household,
You feed that pet,
Your pet has a bum!
Your pet poops,

It really is that simple.

We are asking for responsible local people to help find out who is doing this

so that appropriate legal action can be taken.

Colchester Borough Council has a page on their website for reporting of fly-tipping,

so it would be a good idea to also use this form to inform them of dog fouling:

PLEASE help us to put an end to this disgusting behaviour so that we can all,

once again, enjoy these fabulous areas without worrying about stepping in something hideous.

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Constant Reminders…


Always on the case with new signs.

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May Bank Holiday Sunday…

Greenstead Slopes are looking stunning with all the buttercups and Ghost Wood is a mass of sheep’s parsley and bluebells. There’s constant birdsong wherever you go in the wood and thanks to the constant efforts of a handful of volunteers the litter and dog poop situation is slowly getting under control.

Of course, if it wasn’t for the small minority of irresponsible pet owners then the task would be a lot easier to deal with ….and less disgusting…











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New Sign…

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(Click image to enlarge).

 Hopefully this new sign will remind people to pick up after their pet/s and make them think twice before dropping their litter on the ground!

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