A CANALSIDE is getting a spring clean.
And volunteers are needed to join the massive community effort to clean the area around Brighouse canal.
The fourth canalside clean-up takes place this Sunday, April 14 from 10am until 12.30pm.
It will be co-ordinated by Lidia Shinwell, of Prego Italian Café Bar & Restaurant and Waterfront Lodge Hotel.
The main objectives are to clean debris and overgrowth in around the water from canoes, on Saville (the Calder Navigation Society’s beautiful barge) and by foot from the towpaths.
“We want to put Brighouse firmly on the map”, says Lidia. “The aim is to tackle the area opposite Bethel Street car park as this is a prominent area most visible to visitors and residents in the town.
“I am hoping to enlist the help of Younger Homes (who own the land) with this.”
Supporting the action day is The Canal and River Trust, formerly British Waterways, Pennine Canoe Club, Calder Future and the Calder Navigation Society has ensured the clear up events take place safety; with supplies, boats and buoyancy aids all taken care of.
The Waterfront Lodge Hotel and Prego Restaurant provide refreshments, facilities and a bite to eat at the end.
Young people also get involved, with their volunteer work contributing towards Brownie badges and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Lidia added: “It is a fantastic way to put a few hours on a Sunday morning to great use.
“Everyone who has volunteered in the past has enjoyed the event and said they wanted to take part again.”
If you would like to volunteer register before the event via 01484 715566, email@example.com or on twitter via @LidiaPrego.