BARROWFORD: Canal towpath tidy-up team see results

Barrowford Environmental Volunteers clean up the canal towpath.'Photo Ben Parsons
Barrowford Environmental Volunteers clean up the canal towpath.'Photo Ben Parsons
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THE towpath which runs from Scotland Road bridge to Barrowford Locks had a massive clear up over the weekend thanks to Barrowford Environmental Volunteers.

During the big clean-up, the group collected 16 bags of litter and rubbish that has been accumulating over recent weeks.

The seven volunteers who took to the path armed with litter pickers and bin bags spent just over two hours making the route spotless.

Although the group didn’t find anything too exciting - apart from the usual bottles, cans, crisp packets and takeaway cartons - there is a clear message to any litter bugs out there.

Volunteer Mrs Susan Sunderland said: “It would be helpful if people would take their rubbish home or put it in a bin. The towpath of the canal is a pleasant place for a walk but it is spoiled by the amount of litter which is thrown down.”

The group was also supported by Matt Taylor from British Waterways, who is responsible for co-ordinating volunteers on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

Thanks to recent publicity, the group was also joined by Nelson woman Gillian Eastham, who had seen the appeal for volunteers in this paper.

If anyone is interested in joining the team, contact Iain Lord at Barrowford Parish Council on 619738.