IWA Chelmsford Branch

3 June 2020

A group of us gathered at Sandford Lock to pick up litter along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. We worked along the towpath towards Barnes Mill Lock in the Chelmsford direction.

We all teamed up with bags for rubbish and recycling, and our long handled pick up sticks. There was also a team on the navigation workboat to reach the rubbish that could not be reached from the towpath.

We met lots of people on the route and had some lovely comments from walkers, cyclists, and canoeists thanking us for the work we were doing, it is good that our efforts are being appreciated. The morning soon passed. Once we arrived at Barnes Mill Lock we loaded our full bags onto the work boat so we did not have to carry them back to Sandford Lock.

It had been an enjoyable morning, and we were quite amazed at some of the rubbish we retrieved.