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Appeal for volunteers to lend a hand at Fradley Junction

The canal at Fradley Junction. Pic: Roger Kidd and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

People in Lichfield are being urged to volunteer to help with the running of one of the key parts of the region’s canal network.

British Waterways has launched the appeal as it prepares for a busy year at Fradley Junction.

The volunteers will form a group that meets every month and plays a key part in Fradley’s maintenance, conservation and enhancement. The variety of tasks include woodland work, assisting boaters and helping with guided walks or seasonal activities.

British Waterways’ volunteer leader Stuart Collins said:

“We’re looking to build a team of volunteers who can help keep this popular waterside setting clean, green and attractive, assist visitors and support events all year round. This new team at Fradley really embodies what the new waterways charity will be all about – putting people at the heart of their local waterways and giving them a say in their future.

“For anyone who treasures our natural environment and wants to get involved in promoting the appeal of the waterside this is a fantastic opportunity to take pride and ownership in a great local asset and really get involved.

“Being a much-loved location, I expect interest from potential volunteers to be high and would urge interested individuals to call me for more details and come along to our open day.”

The open day will take place on March 5 to give people more information, but those interested are being reminded that no specific skills are required as volunteers will receive full training for the tasks where necessary.

For more details contact Stuart Collins on 07879 884802 or e-mail stuart.collins2@britishwaterways.co.uk.

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.

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