Lyme Green & Sutton Volunteer Community Group, Cheshire


Reference: OPP0001167

Activities: Practical

Starts: 16 February 2020


Sutton Parish Council are 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 Fool's Nook, as it passes out of Macclesfield and passed 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 wildlife. You can help to care for and maintain this local stretch of towpath and come along for a couple of hours to help with various activities such as vegetation management, painting, tidy-ups and towpath resurfacing (this is by no means a complete list).


You will be putting something back into your local community and is a perfect opportunity to get outside 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 don't mind getting dirty.

Future Sessions

When Location
15 March 2020 Macclesfield
19 April 2020 Macclesfield
17 May 2020 macclesfield
21 June 2020 Macclesfield
19 July 2020 Macclesfield
16 August 2020 Macclesfield
20 September 2020 Macclesfield
18 October 2020 Macclesfield
15 November 2020 Macclesfield
20 December 2020 macclesfield

This volunteering opportunity is run in partnership with Lyme Green Parish Plan. Visit their website to find out more and make contact at: