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News article created on 22 July 2015

Volunteers spruce up River Lee lock

Volunteers took advantage of the good weather on Thursday 16th July to paint Dobbs Weir Lock on the River Lee Navigation near Broxbourne.

The iron railings around the lock were due a bit of TLC and the volunteers scraped down them down before repainting them.

We organised the clean-up as one of our regular Towpath Taskforce events which encourage people to help improve the river. 

Becky Williams, Canal & River Trust volunteer leader, says: “We’re really grateful to everyone who turned out to help with the repainting, the team did a wonderful job. Volunteers do so much to improve the waterway, which continues to go from strength to strength. We’re always on the lookout for more people to help us, so would encourage anyone with an interest in rivers or canals, or who just wants to get stuck in to some outdoor work, to get in touch.”

Our Towpath Taskforce teams complete a range of jobs including litter picking, painting, towpath maintenance, repairs to listed structures, creating wildlife habitats and tree planting, among others. No special skills are required. For more information visit https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/our-regions/london-waterways/volunteering-in-london