Annual clean up of Slough’s waterways

THE Friends of Slough Canal will be holding their annual voluntary cleanup of Slough’s waterway on Saturday April 1, assembling at 9am at the Salvation Army Hall, Stoke Road, Slough SL2 5BW. All volunteers are welcome.

The aim is to clear the towpath of litter from the canal basin in Stoke Road to Mansion Lane bridge, Iver. A safety briefing will be given at the start and a light buffet meal will be provided for volunteers at lunch time.

On the same day, Canal and River Trust volunteers will be tidying the eastern end of the Slough Canal from Cowley to Mansion Lane, meeting the Friends party at the latter point, so the whole five-mile length will be given a ‘spring clean’.

The group’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the lounge at St Paul’s Church, Slough (just south of the canal basin) commencing 10. 30.a.m. on Saturday May 6. Following the official business members and visitors will be invited to hear a talk by Chris Chadwell (plant and travel photographer) on Wild Flowers of the Slough Canal.

The group continues to co-operate with the Canal and River Trust (owners of the Slough Canal) and Slough Urban Regeneration regarding redevelopment of the basin area and notes with satisfaction that the current plans appear to be progressing well.

Its aim is to ensure that the canal is developed as an environmental asset for Slough and an attractive destination for boaters, ramblers, nature students and other visitors.

For further information on the Friends’ activities telephone 07542 168444, sloughcanalgroup@hotmail.com or visit Facebook page Friends of Slough Canal.

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