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News article created on 21 July 2016

Local pubs look after Berkhamsted canal

A group of volunteers who have adopted a stretch of the Grand Union Canal in Berkhamsted have been back out on the waterways helping to look after the regions waterways.

Rising Sun volunteers

The "Friends of the Rising Sun & Lock 55" volunteers have been working in partnership with the Trust, for four years to help look after the canal from Rising Sun Lock to Little Bridge Street. In their latest outing the volunteers have given a fresh coat of paint to lock number 55, which is situated alongside the Rising Sun pub.

Sonny King, from the Canal & River Trust, said: "The Rising Sun volunteers are a great bunch and it’s always a great day out when they volunteer along the waterways. The simple task of painting the lock gates really freshens up the area for boaters and for local people enjoying a drink alongside the canal."

Debbi Figueiredo, from the Rising Sun volunteer group, said: "We love looking after our little stretch of canal and, when the weather is good, we try to get out as much as we can and then enjoy a cheeky drink in the pub afterwards."

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