Call for volunteers for canal clean-up project

2nd May 2017

Over the coming months, the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) staff, consultants and contractors, Friends of the Blue Loop and the Canal and River Trust will be working together to clean up and improve the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal and canal basin adjacent to the Olympic Legacy Park through several volunteer days.

The clean-up project is part of a long-term scheme set up by the River Stewardship Company (RSC) to improve the Don Valley Moorings around the new OLP site. The volunteer days are happening once a month throughout the summer and will take place on Wednesday 17 May, Wednesday 14 June, Wednesday 12 July and Wednesday 23 August. The team of volunteers will help clear overgrown vegetation, repair benches and steps and plant new bulbs and shrubs. Hellen Hornby from the River Stewardship Company says she hopes this could be the start of a long-term partnership between the RSC and the OLP: -We're really excited to get started on this and it will hopefully be the start of a project involving a wide range of stakeholders and the OLP to improve the surrounding area. -We want to turn the Canal into a place families can come before and after school, a place that schools can use and somewhere athletes from the OLP can run alongside and train. -We still need funding to continue work on the area, but these volunteer days are important to us as they show there is a need to improve the area and a willingness to help. To register to help on any of the volunteer days, visit

You might also be interested in

Local Businesses List Cleanliness, Safety and Retail As Their Top Priorities For Improvement in South Yorkshire’s Civic Centres

Mon 8th July 2024

Safety, cleanliness and the quality of retail have all been cited by South Yorkshire businesses as top priorities for their local urban cores. This is according to the recently-published findings of the Town and City Centre Survey.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Business Confidence Continues To Tick Up in Q2

Mon 8th July 2024

The BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and longest-running independent business survey – shows measures of business confidence and business conditions slightly improved in Q2 2024, albeit from a very low base.

Bank Seeks Further Evidence Before Rate Cut

Mon 1st July 2024

David Bharier, Head of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce reacts to the Bank of England’s latest interest rate decision


Mon 1st July 2024

Director General of the BCC, Shevaun Haviland, has urged the next Government to stop treading on eggshells around trade with the EU if it wants to grow the UK economy.