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Burslem Port work parties for February

Dear all

Last week we hosted our first work party of the year, cutting back and burning vegetation near to the Luke Street entrance to the site, as well as doing a litter pick along the whole site. Thanks to the volunteers who turned up and made this a successful day, even though the weather did its best to put out our bonfire in the morning!

This month we have two events. On Saturday, 3rd February our first weekend work party of the year will continue the work done last week. Depending on progress and the number of attendees we will continue in the direction of the Trent & Mersey Canal later that day or on the next work party, Tuesday 27th February. It would be great to get a few more people down to these events as we can make lots of progress at this time of year while there is less regrowth.

Our friends and neighbours from Middleport Matters host a litter pick all across Middleport on Saturday 3rd March as part of the Great British Spring Clean, which we have supported for the past couple of years. We will then be back on our own site on Tuesday 27th March.

Work parties run from 10am to 3pm. Volunteers are welcome for a couple of hours or all day. Meet at Luke St, Middleport, Stoke on Trent, ST6 3LY. All tools and equipment will be provided. Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes, stout shoes and to bring waterproofs in case of rain and a packed lunch if staying all day. For further information please contact me, Steve Wood, on 07976 805858 or by email Please let me know if you are planning to attend and I will make sure that you are aware if any event has to be altered or postponed.

Steve (work party organiser)