Inland Waterways Association make a splash with clean-up

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Items retrieved from a clean up of the Grand Union Canal included a fridge, microwave, motorcycle, wheelchair, car battery and various other refuse.

The clean-up - organised by the Inlands Waterways Association - spanned Fenny Stratford to Old Wolverton, and also offered boaters moored on the stretch a one-off chance to put rubbish out for collection.

“I am astonished at the scale of the operation - and the professionalism of the volunteers,” said Vicky Martin, CRT Waterway Manager South East.

One CRT volunter even bagged a small Christmas tree to take home and plant in his garden!

The event was supported by Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd and supported by the Canal & Rover Trust.