Appeal over Nottingham Canal litter problem

Litter in the Nottingham Canal
Image caption The litter left on either side of the canal can end up in the water

British Waterways has asked for the public's help in keeping a stretch of canal in Nottingham free from litter.

The area along the Nottingham Canal, near Meadow Lane Lock, is used for fishing and recreation but is blighted by discarded refuse.

A spokesman for the organisation said it had not got the resources to clean up on a daily basis.

It is also looking to businesses along the canal to adopt a section of the area and help keep it tidy.

A British Waterways spokesman said: "We do what we can but we need the public's help as well as those that use the towpath.

"We don't have the resources to clean up on a daily basis."

He added that the organisation's customer operations team has been notified of the state of the area.

In the past four years, British Waterways has invested £1m in upgrading towpaths and walking routes along the Nottingham Canal.

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