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Monday, 25 February 2013 (3035722)
Lions on the prowl to spruce up canal bank
by David Simister


A PICTURESQUE stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is being given a spring clean by members of a West Lancashire-based community group.

The Champion reported that last month the Douglas Valley Lions Club had reached an agreement with the Canal and River Trust to look after the stretch of the waterway between Parbold and Appley Bridge.

After the success of their initial litter pick on January 21 the wintry conditions put a stop to some of their subsequent walks along the 1.5 mile stretch of waterway, but with the conditions improving the club's members have been out in force, including a litter-picking session captured by Champion photographer Martyn Snape last Saturday (February 23).

The agreement - which is not legally binding - allows the club to work with the Canal and River Trust in promoting their litter picking activities along the 1.5 mile stretch, although members may carry on onto other parts of the canal should they wish.

If you'd like to get involved with Douglas Valley Lions Club and their work along the canal, send an email to alanandglo@hotmail.com to get in touch with Alan.












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