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Clean for the Queen - Saturday 5th March 2016

On Saturday 5th March community group Middleport Matters joined forces with IWA North Staffs & South Cheshire branch and CRT volunteers to undertake a Clean for the Queen event along the towpath and canal, plus the streets of the district. CRT supplied a small boat and trained volunteers who used it to remove floating rubbish along the Trent & Mersey Canal whilst Burslem Port volunteers picked litter along the line of the branch canal. A group of young people from the YMCA were dispatched along the towpath and the local Boys Brigade worked outwards from Middleport Park.

Open day at Middleport Pottery

Exciting things are happening on the Burslem Branch Canal!

Work is starting on clearing the line with monthly work parties taking place on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Also Burslem Port Trust is working with the Canal & River Trust on an exciting project which will see a trail being created which will bring the history of the canal to life.

AN OPEN DAY will be held at Middleport Pottery on Saturday March 28th between 11am – 3pm, so drop in and talk to us if you are interested in joining in with the physical work or helping us in the following areas:

Volunteer work party - 24/3/2015

I was expecting to write this up as a report of our second work party, but technically it is our third. After clearing so much vegetation last month a couple of us went back a week later to have a huge bonfire. I can see this becoming a regular pattern as again this month we cut down more than we could burn in a day!