Volunteers Help Clean up the Stourbridge Canal

Issue date: 16th April 2013

IWA Birmingham Black Country & Worcestershire Branch and Waterway Recovery Group supported by the BCN Society, Coombeswood Canal Trust, Dudley Canal Trust and the Canal & River Trust held a successful clean-up weekend on the Stourbridge Canal (13th/14th April). Volunteers helped clear nearly 4 miles of canal – from the bottom of Delph Locks, all the way to the top of Stourbridge Locks, including the Fens Branch, on the Saturday and the 16 Locks at Stourbridge were cleared on the Sunday along with the Stourbridge Town Arm. Approximately 50 tonnes of rubbish was removed from the canal.
 
This year volunteers found some interesting items in the canal including a safe, a huge DIY store trolley, tyres of all sorts and sizes, car seats, fence panels and of course a few bikes and shopping trolleys.

Photos of the event can be found on the WRG website.