Pensnett canal given a spruce-up

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FIFTEEN bags of rubbish were collected during a tidy-up of a stretch of Pensnett canal.

British Waterways held the event to clear-up the Fens Pool section of the Stourbridge Canal and appealed for volunteers to help.

Despite no one turning out to volunteer, organisers spent six-hours pulling rubbish from a mile-long stretch of the waterway, with the haul including a toy tractor and a tyre.

WatersideCare, which organised the project to encourage communities to look after their local waterway, is hoping to hold another event in the same area in the coming months.

For more information contact Louise North, WatersideCare Project Officer on 07918 054616 or email louise.north@keepbritaintidy.org

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7:18am Tue 24 Apr 12

Pensnett Wammel says...

It would be interesting to know how they had communicated their message that they wanted volunteers to help. This is the first I have heard about it!
It would be interesting to know how they had communicated their message that they wanted volunteers to help. This is the first I have heard about it! Pensnett Wammel

4:08pm Tue 24 Apr 12

Dudley Bloke says...

Me too Wammel !!

Anyway, why ask for volunteers, I'm sure there are plenty who have been given "community service" orders, so get them down the canal, or are they used for special "Private Sector" jobs?
Me too Wammel !! Anyway, why ask for volunteers, I'm sure there are plenty who have been given "community service" orders, so get them down the canal, or are they used for special "Private Sector" jobs? Dudley Bloke

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