East Lancashire residents asked to look after waterways

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PEOPLE in East Lancashire are being asked to help look after their local waterways by joining volunteer teams.

The call comes from the Canal & River Trust — the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales — which is recruiting people to a number of its Towpath Taskforce teams.

The taskforces encourage people to help protect some of Lancashire’s most important heritage and wildlife habitats.

The teams carry out a variety of jobs including planting wildflowers and bulbs, clearing overgrowth, painting the locks and cutting back vegetation overhanging the towpaths.

Matt Taylor, volunteer co-ordinator for the Canal and River Trust, said: “Lancashire’s waterways are a proud part of the region’s history. If people could spare a few hours, it will make the canals a much nicer place to visit.”

More details are available by visiting the website www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/towpathtaskforce.

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3:38pm Thu 10 Apr 14

DaveBurnley says...

Before leaping to support this, have a look at how much the chief executive gets for running this charity, over a quarter of a million pounds!

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-Trust-brings-waves-
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Before leaping to support this, have a look at how much the chief executive gets for running this charity, over a quarter of a million pounds! http://www.telegraph .co.uk/lifestyle/942 1436/Canal-and-River -Trust-brings-waves- of-discontent-on-the -water.html DaveBurnley
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8:34pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Just an observer says...

Why not use those on community service, one way of paying their debt to society.
Why not use those on community service, one way of paying their debt to society. Just an observer
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9:53am Tue 15 Apr 14

Black Car Guy. says...

Just an observer wrote:
Why not use those on community service, one way of paying their debt to society.
Well said. Gives them something to do.
[quote][p][bold]Just an observer[/bold] wrote: Why not use those on community service, one way of paying their debt to society.[/p][/quote]Well said. Gives them something to do. Black Car Guy.
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