Issue date: 3rd July 2013
The first of a series of evening work parties organised by IWA West Riding Branch took place on Friday 14th June. The idea was to encourage people to get a bit of fresh air and exercise after a hard week in the office, whilst doing something worthwhile improving the city's canal-side environment.
Unfortunately rain meant that the planned re-painting of the mileposts couldn't take place, but litter picking was carried out along the first mile of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, and some vegetation clearance took place. Weeds were removed from cobbles and mooring rings, including the area around Milepost 1. A plaque on the wall records past work by IWA volunteers who replaced and painted the mileposts in 1997. Some of the volunteers have subsequently returned to paint the first milepost.
Further evening work parties in Leeds are planned for Friday 26th July and Friday 9th August. Contactelaine.firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.