Cleaner future for River Leam
IT SHOULD be plain sailing on the River Leam from now on.
And it is thanks to Matt Bishop, who has spent over a decade fishing litter out of the river and campaigning for the Canal and River Trust to replace litter traps.
The ‘Leamington Pound’ – between the Hatton and Radford canal locks – is the lowest section of canal for some 30 miles in each direction which means it is where all the canal litter flows downstream into.
If canal levels rise, they overflow into nearby rivers to stop them flooding, but pour litter into the rivers which is a problem Matt noticed during his ongoing work to... read more
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