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