Our student volunteers joined volunteers from Tesco and local residents to take part in the autumn canal clean up in Leamington Spa on Sunday 23 October.
Amongst the many items 'un-canalled' were a Vespa Scooter, a gym bench, a lawnmower, an empty fish tank, a garage door, several large oil drums, a mattress, a sewing machine, shopping trolleys, bicycles, road work signs and assorted tyres.
They also filled several plastic sacks with litter from the towpath.
The clean ups are organised by the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) twice a year. Warwick Students can find out about this, and a wealth of other opportunities to volunteer in their local community, on the Warwick Volunteers pages.
Local residents and other local organisations can also email info dot warwickshire at waterways dot org dot uk for further details.