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Visiting teens clear up Chorley canal
6:00am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
A group of dedicated Scottish teenagers armed with litter pickers, bin bags and wellies took part in a canal bank tidy from Botany Bay to Cowling Brow.
The clean-up was organised by Chorley Council as part of their community project aimed at sprucing up ‘grot spots’.
The 40 strong group were visiting Chorley Mormon Temple for a week of activities during their half-term break.
They got involved in lots of community projects as part of their Helping Hands initiative.
With Chorley Council’s neighbourhood officers and a volunteer from Premier Inn helping out, they spent two hours collecting litter from the side of the canal.
Councillor Adrian Lowe, who oversees such projects at Chorley Council, said “It’s great to see young people so keen to help out and make a difference to our local community, especially as they have travelled so far to visit us. By organising community clean-up days, we can make a real difference to the visual appeal of an area and make Chorley a much nicer place to live and visit, I hope that people who use these areas appreciate the hard work that has gone into it and keep it looking tidy by putting all their litter and dog waste in the bin.”