Canal is given big clean-up

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VOLUNTEERS put in a mammoth effort to tackle the problem of rubbish dumped in a Sheffield waterway.

People living close to the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal went litter-picking on the banks and took to the water in a rowing boat.

They even used a grappling hook to remove items.

Neil Parry, of Sheffield’s East End Quality of Life Initiative, said: “In total, 17 volunteers took part.

“We filled 20 bags with rubbish and also removed 10 shopping trolleys, one pushchair, a vacuum cleaner, metal box and assorted bits and pieces.

“A small rowing boat and a grappling hook was used to get rubbish out of the canal.”