News article created on 26 April 2018

Volunteers needed to help us rebuild river towpath in Broxbourne

We're on the lookout for volunteers to join our Towpath Taskforce and help repair potholes and build an improved surface from Carthagena Lock to Broxbourne station.

Towpath Taskforce, courtesy of Tony O'Dell Towpath Taskforce, courtesy of Tony O'Dell

Volunteers will be supported by our staff, who want to make the enhancements so that the towpath is in top condition for the thousands of boaters, walkers, runners and cyclists who use it.

The first session will take place on Wednesday, 2 May from 10am-3.30pm, starting at Carthagena Lock (EN10 6TA). We're hoping to keep working with a regular group every fortnight from then on.

Sandile Mthiyane, our volunteer leader, says: "The River Lee is a beautiful place to spend time and this project is a good example of the type of work we do as a charity to ensure it is in top condition for the thousands of people who use it. Volunteers enable us to do so much extra work, especially on projects like this. We also know they get a great deal out of it themselves, working outdoors, with other people, and genuinely making a difference in their community. We always think people are happier and healthier when they’re by the water so I’d encourage anyone to give it a try."

No experience is required to join the Towpath Taskforce, you just need to be willing to get stuck in. Please wear old clothes appropriate for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear or wellies.