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Grantham Canal: The Return

Nottingham,NG2 5BA

31 Jan 2009

00:00

Meet outside the Orient Takeaway at 10am.

Let's finish off what we started! 

Hopefully, the weather will be kind to us but, if not, please wear warm/waterproof clothing.

As usual, I will provide litter grabbers, bags, high vis vests and surgical gloves (it could be better to bring some proper ones!) 

Cheers, Darren

It was a brilliantly sunny winter morning and we pulled in ten happy volunteers. This stretch of the Canal was surprisingly dirty, not that that stopped us - in fact it spurred us on. We cleared up 13 bin bags of discarded rubbish and got lots of interest from potential new volunteers : ) The Canal looks heaps better - we left some temporary signs to let path users know that it had been cleared of litter and to ask for suggestions of other local grot spots that need hitting..

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January 2013 Litterpick

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