BCN Cleanup Success

news_bcncleanup2011_150pxIssue date: 21 April 2011

This year with good weather & a massive effort a record amount of rubbish was removed from the Canals around Salford Junction.

A day was spent working around Garrison Locks (sometimes referred to as Saltley Locks) with a good catch of Metal/Tyres & Rubbish. This part of the Grand Union Canal is part of the proposed Heartlands Linear Park which has just appointed a Project Officer to invest £332000 in the scheme.

The "Catch" included an 08 registered Triumph motorcycle 3 unidentified motorcycles, 4 mopeds & an uncountable amount of bicycles & tyres.

Altogether the weekend attracted approximately 200 volunteers, including lots of untiring WRGies and members of the Birmingham CNS, Coombeswood Canal Trust, Dudley Canal Trust, IWA members and British Waterways.

Walsall Town council have indicated that they will support next year's event at the Walsall Town arm.