Volunteer to help clean up Ochre Dike

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A project to clear up and maintain a historic Sheffield waterway will continue next month with a volunteer day.

Ochre Dike is a small stream that rises in the Gleadless Townend area and meanders past Crystal Peaks before joining the River Rother in nearby Beighton.

Crystal Peaks shopping mall has a long running project with the Riverside Stewardship Company to restore the neglected waterway as part of its campaign to support the environment.

Volunteers are always welcome to join the scheme and project bosses have now announced a volunteer day, on November 18, for those who wish to pitch in.

The Riverside Stewardship Company was established by a group of public and third sector partners, including Sheffield City Council, Groundwork Sheffield, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, South Yorkshire Forest, Five Weirs Walk Trust and Upper Don Walk Trust. It undertakes riverside management work and community projects involving local communities and volunteers. Call the RSC on 0114 354 0012, or email info@thersc.co.uk if you would like to volunteer.