Date: Saturday 1st April - Sunday 2nd April
(accommodation from Friday night)
Accommodation: Malthouse Stables Activities Centre
Ever wondered what’s lurking beneath the waters of the Birmingham Canal Navigations? The Cleanup weekend is a great opportunity to have fun and meet new people while clearing shopping trolleys, tyres, bicycles and even more exciting treasurers from the canal!
This year WRG volunteers will be working from Wednesfield on the Wyrley and Essington Canal to Horseley fields Junction up to Wolverhampton locks and then down to the Bradley Arm upto the workshop.
Why is it important?
In 2016 more than 70 volunteers spent two days removing an estimated 44 tonnes of rubbish from the Walsall Canal over the weekend of 16th and 17th April. WRG volunteers were supported each day by dozens of volunteers from The Inland Waterways Association, Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, Dudley Canal Trust, Coombeswood Canal Trust, Canal & River Trust, Friends of Tipton Cut and local residents. Lots of interesting ‘treasures’ were pulled out of the canal including bikes, an electric guitar, a gas barbecue, a mountain of tyres … and of course lots and lots of shopping trolleys! See photos.
It is hoped this annual effort on the BCN will help keep the less well used parts of the BCN & Black Country Network from getting choked up with rubbish and becoming impassable for boats!
If you'd just like to come along for the day please email Chris Morgan or call 07974 111 354.
Signing in point for day visitors is: Old Wulfruna Coal Wharf, Minerva Wharf, Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton WV1 3DT
What skills are needed? No skills necessary - just a love of shopping trolleys and tyres!
Accommodation: Malthouse Stables Activities Centre, Tipton.
Sign-in for day volunteers: Old Wulfruna Coal Wharf, Minerva Wharf, Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton WV1 3DT
Leadership Team: Chris Morgan