Community angels take to water to clean up tow-paths and canal sides

NOT CONTENT with tidying up on dry land, community angels have taken to the water as part of their clean up of local tow-paths and much-loved walking places.

About 20 volunteers from the Uppermill Community Action Network (UCAN) turned out over morning and afternoon sessions along the canal-side to help out.

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Volunteers in Uppermill

Standing in the boat they cleared the offside of the canal opposite the Limekiln café, cutting down trees which were overhanging.

UCAN meet regularly to clear vegetation and litter along the canal. To find out more or get involved please contact Peter Killan: call 01457 878361 or email:

The boat was also called into action slightly further down the canal as Street Scene Greenfield did their bit to clear up.

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Volunteers in Greenfield

Over the last few years, their volunteers have dedicated 913 hours to cutting back vegetation, collecting litter and laying 133 tonnes of gravel to improve the tow-paths.

Peter Lowe, co-ordinator of Street Scene Greenfield, said: “The public comment on what a difference it has made, thanks to the hard work of Gill and the volunteers.”

Street Scene Greenfield also carried out four litter picks last year, seeing 58 volunteers collect more than 100 bags of rubbish from around the village.

For more information about Street Scene Greenfield or to get involved, contact Gill McCulley on 01457 870364 or Peter Lowe on 01457 870524.


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