UCAN cares for bats and birds

BAT and bird boxes have been installed by Uppermill Community Action Network (UCAN) as part of a long-term plan for the area.

Clearing mud and rotting leaves from the towpath. PHOTOS: UCAN

Volunteers from the group, supported by Canal & River Trust, also tackled the job of clearing mud and rotting leaves along the towpath from Limekiln Lock to Wool Road car park.

Work in the Viaduct Woodland.

Work has also continued in the Viaduct Woodland, where vegetation continues to be cleared.
The bat and bird boxes, built for UCAN by Men in Sheds, have been sited in the wood, where hopefully they will be in time for the breeding season.
There is still more to do and UCAN, in Saddleworth, is always pleased to welcome new members. For anyone interested in getting involved, the upcoming programme is as follows: Thursday, March 7; Saturday, March 30; Thursday, April 11; Saturday, April 27.
Getting involved in volunteering in the local environment is a great way of meeting other locals, enjoying some healthy exercise and fresh air, with a well-earned hot drink and biscuit at the end.
All equipment is provided by CRT and you are recommended to wear stout footwear and suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day. The usual meeting point is 10am at the canal bridge on Moorgate Street.
For more details contact UCAN’s group leader Peter Killan on 01457 878361, or email at peterkillan@hotmail.com