We’re cleaning up the Leeds canal – Can you help?

We’re cleaning up the Leeds canal – Can you help?

With the bicentenary celebrations coming around in 6 weeks, it’s time that the canal had a good old clean up. Although plenty of people use the waterways to commute to work, walk their dogs, have a cycle ride and moor their barges, some areas have been neglected. It’s our aim to get it into ship shape, and to make this happen, we need your help!

Our plan is simple, to gather together like-minded people that want to help to make the space a fantastic, clean and aesthetic place to use every day. With the help of volunteers, we can come together with a bit of hard graft and help make the people of Leeds use the canal to its full potential.

Some of the issues being faced are the mounds of rubbish being dumped along the towpath, as well as unruly vegetation that has been allowed to take over, both which ruin the environment of the canal. Stripping the weeds back, removing graffiti and binning litter are all on the agenda, paying particular attention to the three locks on the way from Granary Wharf to Armley Mills.

Along with the community projects that will be installed in this space, stripping the canal back to showcase its original features is the perfect way to encourage more and more people to use this stretch of water…whether that’s for practical uses like getting from one place to another, or for days out in the summer!

If you’d like to get involved with the clean-up, please email leedswaterfrontfestival@gmail.com!

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