Local Canal Side Beautifying

img_9698Generally the canal towpaths around Sheepcote Street are kept in good condition, but there is one area near to local apartment homes that could do with a little TLC.

Our Property Services Manager, Chris Hart of Mainstay, has proposed to the Canal and River Trust that a part of the local canal side be “adopted by Mainstay” as regards the flora in its non-paved area.

As a start, Chris has attracted a number of  volunteers from KEW and neighbouring developments to join forces on Saturday 4 March to clear the site of weeds and do some replanting.

Chris explains:

“The event has been planned with the Canal and River Trust (CRT) to clear an area of scrubland that is visible from the connecting bridge at KEW. They have proposed to clear the weeds and then plant bulbs and wild flower seeds. They will also be supplying an old boat to take the waste material away.

It is planned to start at 10am and should be finished by 1pm. We will also be advertising it across the sites we look after in the local community (Liberty Place, Watermarque and Jupiter).”

As a volunteer I know you would be well guided by the CRT which has this sort of thing well organised and has professionals to tell you what to do and how to do it so as to make light work of the job and thus make it more productive.

If any one wishes to join the task force please contact Chris, initially by email using this link https://kewbirmingham.co.uk/send-email-to-chris-hart/ .

Below is a gallery of photos I took today to identify the targeted area and its current state of flora – as the year progresses the growth will become much greater and less agreeable to view.

Click on a photo for an enlarged slideshow.


Geoff Caine

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One Response to Local Canal Side Beautifying

  1. David Foster says:

    Shakela says that it is on March 4th, rather than 5th!
    David Foster

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