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Lyme Green and Sutton Volunteer Community Group, Cheshire

Details

Reference: OPP0001167

Activities: Practical

Starts: Anytime

Lyme Green, Macclesfield Canal, Sutton

This is a new community adoption group looking for volunteers with a desire to make a difference to their local area. The aim of the group is to transform and improve access and public use of the towpath and environment between Lyme Green and Fools Nook, as it passes out of Macclesfield and past the Cheshire villages beyond. The canal has a special significance in Sutton for it was here that James Brindley, of canal building fame, served as an apprentice to Abraham Bennett from 1733 to 1740.

Today this is excellent area for family walking, riding and cycling, with picnic sites along the way and an important habitat for varied wild life. You can help to care and maintain this local stretch of towpath and come along for a couple of hours and help with various activities such as vegetation management, painting, tidy-ups and towpath resurfacing (this is by no means a complete list).

Benefits

You will be putting something back into your local community and is a perfect opportunity to get outsde in a beautiful location close to Macclesfield, work with a friendly and sociable bunch of people and learn some new skills.

Skills required

No previous experience is necessary - you just need to be reasonably mobile, and ready to listen to instruction and look out for your own and others safety. You will need to wear sturdy footwear and practical clothes that you dont mind getting dirty.

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