Sunday, 15 November 2015

Come, Let's Clean Up!

On the occasion of World Heritage Week Celebrations (19th-25th November, 2015) there will be a Cleanup around St.George Gate and surrounding areas in Fort St. George coming under the Archaeological Survey of India, Chennai Circle.

The Fort came into existence with the arrival of Francis Day and Andrew Cogan on 20th February 1640, the fort was named after St.George, the patron saint of England. It took thirteen years to complete the first form of the fort and the oldest surviving British building is the St.Mary's Church added in 1680. The hectic construction activity between 1756-1783 saw the fort to its present shape. Spread over 42 acres significant buildings include The Secretariat, Exchange Building (Fort Museum), St. Mary's Church (Oldest Church East of Suez), Clive House, Grand Arsenal and Kings Barracks.

The Cleanup includes clearing of partially covered wild vegetation, collection of scattered litter with the cleared wild vegetation around the St.George Gate and the surrounding area, disposal of the waste in the designated dumping area.


Heritage Site Cleanup (Ride) Fort St.George
Date: Sunday, 22nd November 2015
Start Time: 5.00 am - Finish Time 9.00 am

Start Point:

Pro Bikers OMR - Time : 5.00am
At Fort St. George (6.15 am- 9.00 am)
1) Inauguration and Safety Instructions
2) Clearing partially covered Wild Vegetation
3) Collection of scattered litter & wild vegetation
4) Disposal of waste at the designated dumping area
5) Valedictory
6) Breakfast


Helmet is mandatory. Please bring a bicycle lock with key . You are responsible for your own safety. Obey all the traffic rules. The road will not be closed for the event. Ensure that your bicycle is in a good and safe-to-ride condition. The Ride is one way only and fully self supported. Ride route is subject to last minute changes. Arrangements are being made for bicycle parking, participants have to park their bicycles only at the designated place and not elsewhere.


Wearing of shoes with socks are compulsory to avoid any insect bites. Please bring backpack/shoulder bag to carry your accessories etc. Do not bring items which are costly and expensive. We are making arrangements to provide you with things required for the cleanup. Stay with your group and stick to the assigned task. Do not pickup anything heavy or dangerous objects. Safety is sacrosanct therefore follow the instructions of the Group Leader or Coordinator during the Cleanup. You are responsible for your own safety.


Since Fort St.George is a restricted area mention of participants present residential address is mandatory and please bring with you any Identy Card (Not Orginal). Only those participants with Tags will be allowed entry to Fort St.George (Tags will be provide at the Start Point). Children should be accompanied by Parent/Guardian. The Cleanup & Ride are free of cost and contain no registration fees.

Those registering should inform us their non availability if any due to circumstances at the earliest by Thursday, 19th November evening 4.00 pm by writing to, messaging to fb inbox,etc. By not doing so someone interested in attending the event will not be able to join us.

Click on the LINK to Register.

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