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McDonalds Join Canal Litter Pick in Wednesfield!

This an update on the progress we are making in arranging a Litter pick of this great heritage canal in Wednesfield . This morning Saturday 13th July 2019. We have a magnificent 40 Volunteers who have contacted me to say that they will be joining with me and Cllr Mary Bateman for the litter pick tomorrow. When we finish at around 13.00 you can go and watch the free Show Wodenstock at the Amphitheatre between Sainsbury’s and The Wednesfield Library!

Thank you everyone for wanting to come and help us in what is the UK’s latest Local Nature Reserve. I am bubbling with excitement to meet with you all! Please let me know if you are a also coming to this clean up event!

Well here is some great news for the plan to clear our Wyrley and Essington canal here in Wednesfield of unwanted litter and rubbish, both from the canal and from the towpath.

In the last few weeks CRT have cleared rubbish and other items from the canal.

They started from the stretch of the canal in the City Centre, right up to the Bentley Bridge – New Cross Bridge.

Now it’s the next leg to be undertaken. I am looking to clear the stretch from Bentley Bridge out towards Perry Hall Bridge and the Wednesfield boundary with Walsall MBC.

Today I have received a huge boost in that plan because International business McDonalds have pledged to join our volunteers for this Sundays litter pick!

What a boost that has given us, I welcome ‘Team McDonalds’ announcement.

I am delighted that a big multi-national company have joined the great canal litter pick here in Wednesfield – The meeting point is at The Nickelodeon at 9.00am.

Eleven McDonalds store staff from Wednesfield and Stafford Road Wolverhampton will be joining the rest of the Volunteers on Sunday. 

What a great bit of news, not only for me, and the rest of the volunteers. But ultimately it will be a real good news story for those of us that use the 220 years old canal, for our leisure walks, and the boating fraternity for the great scenery that exists in what is a very urban area.

The litter pick will also help the wildflowers and the Wildlife on what is one of the United Kingdom’s latest Local Nature Reserves.

There is still time for individuals and families to join the morning, come and get your exercise and feel good about helping clear litter from our local environment.

Here are the details- .I do hope we can get a good crowd down to deal with this.

Please let me know if you can attend. A simple return message will do. Here are the details.

Two CRT staff will be in attendance – They will help run the litter picking event and CRT will have a boat on site so they can take everything away.
Details of Event
Start/finish time – 9:00 till 13:00
Meeting place – Nickelodeon – Pub & Carvery, Bentley Bridge Way, Wednesfield WV11 1BP, BENTLEY BRIDGE RETAIL PARK. Boat will be moored in the canal arm
Equipment – CRT will supply litter pickers & rubbish backs
PPE – All volunteers must wear suitable footwear – NO flipflops/sandals/trainers/open end shoes
CRT Staff on site – Chris Holdsworth & Barry Ketley
Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult

Looking Forward to Seeing You All

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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