Community canal clear-up

Sowerby Bridge community canal clean-up
Sowerby Bridge community canal clean-up

Environmentally conscientious volunteers lent a hand to help the Canal and River Trust clear-up Sowerby Bridge’s canal towpath on the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

Despite the weather, 20 volunteers including local volunteer Dot Foster and a Halifax Academy student, pictured, cleared 20 bags of litter - transforming the litter-strewn stretch into a pleasant woodland walk to be enjoyed by all.

Sowerby Bridge community organiser Diane Richardson said: “It was fantastic to have so many young volunteers - many of them students - it’s hoped there will be more to come.”