The clean up was organised by the New Cut and Heritage group in conjunction with Warrington Borough Council and is one of a series of events aimed at improving and maintaining as a an amenity for all to enjoy.
Ian Johnson , Chairman, said “ We have had excellent cooperation from the borough council since the group began work and we are working with officials on a long term management plan to progressively improve the New Cut and Paddington Meadows for both wildlife and people to enjoy”
Anne Price, Press Officer, said “The New Cut canal is nearly 200 years old and as the last really complete sector of the Mersey and Irwell navigation needs to be cared for. We achieved a lot and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. Local residents, especially following a door to door delivery of 5,000 leaflets, are becoming aware of our work and on the day a mum and her daughter passed by and on seeing what we were doing and joined in “
Contact details for officials of the new group are as follows
www.newcuttrail.com (under construction)
Facebook: New Cut Heritage & Ecology Trail Group
Ian Johnson Chairman, Lynda Eagan Vice Chairperson
Les Green & Anne Price Publicity and Funding