The annual Towpath Tidy event

The annual Towpath Tidy 2010 is scheduled for 1st to 14th March – where volunteers turn up to help with basic manual labour to clear paths of rubbish or overgrowing plants. Last year, some 1,700 volunteers joined 635 members of British Waterways’ staff in clearing 149 tonnes of litter, painting bridges, locks, fences and graffiti covered walls, and cutting back vegetation.

The current list of London area events is below:

Read one person’s diary of a day at Towpath Tidy

To confirm your attendance or seek more details, fire off an email to

DateLocationWork TypeCanalTime
Mon 8thBrent ReservoirLitter, Boardwalk, embankment clearanceBrent Reservoir10am
Tues 9thNr Kingland basin Regents Canal10am
Tues 9thSt Pancras Regents Canal10am
Tues 9thSlough Arm Grand Union Canal10am
Tues 9thEaling Grand Union Canal10am
Wed 10thDocklands Limehouse Cut10am
Wed 10thHackneyPaint Railings, remove grafitti? Bank repairs, Gardening, floating litterRiver Lee10am
Thur 11thDocklands Limehouse Cut10am

More details over at the Waterscape website

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