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Charity’s plea for a volutneer lock-keeper

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Charity chiefs are on the hunt for a volunteer lock keeper along the River Calder.

The Canal and River Trust is calling on residents in calderdale to volunteer to help look after the waterway at the Salterhebble Locks.

A similar plea by the charity in 2012 saw 250 people volunteering nationally - but they now hope to double that number.

Edd Moss, national volunteering manager for the trust, said: “Volunteers are integral to the future of the nation’s waterways and our growing groups of volunteers have been making a huge difference to local canals and rivers up and down the country. This is one of the oldest and most iconic roles on the waterways so we’re asking the millions of people who visit the nation’s canals and rivers each year to get active and become a volunteer lock keeper.”

The role inclues helping boaters through the locks, providing a polite and friendly welcome to waterway visitors and helping to maintain many historic, listed locks.

Visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer, email volunteer@canalriverturust.org.uk or phone 0303 0404040.

 

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