Close Park Clean Up Event

Over 30 wonderful volunteers braved the mud of Close Park today and joined together to help clean up the debris left in Close Park in Radcliffe after the Boxing Day floods.

Irwell Flood Debris

Five volunteers did amazing work clearing the footpaths of 4 inches of flood mud – back breaking hard slog

close park footpath clean up radcliffe flood clean up

The remaining volunteers took the river banks, armed with litter pickers and bin bags and removed tonnes of debris washed up by the floods.  The old adage of many hands make light work was never more appropriate than at todays event. Everyone worked together, slowly moving downstream along the river bank – leaving it spick and span.

close park flood clean up


irwell community clear up

A sharp contrast was immediately visible between the litter picked river banking and the bank yet to be cleaned..

Labour Party Irwell Clear Up

Despite clearing away over 150 bags of rubbish, tyres, and a small mountain of clothing which had been washed out of a recycling yard; there is still a lot of river bank left uncleared at Close Park – so we will be coming back again next Sunday at 10am to complete the job……it would be great if you could join us.

Whether you can spare only an hour or two, or are free all day; your help will be greatly appreciated.

There’s a good chance you might uncover your own personal Irwell mermaid – they often show up at our clean up events

Irwell Mermaid

We ask people to sign in at the purple gazebo which will be located on the football pitches – and we will give you a litter picker, bin bags and gloves…

Its a lot of fun being involved in a community clean up. We provide hot drinks, biscuits and cake. Good times are generated organically.

Many thanks to – Bury Green Party, Bury Labour Party, Salford Friendly Anglers Society, Bury Council, Phil Clayton, Philip Cantliff, Martin Clegg, Gill Hayhurst, Helen Peacock, Mike Green, Charlie Allen, Dave Parr, Allan Brooks, Simon Soros, Cate Greenhalgh, Graham Schoon, Phil Brooks, Rhyse Cathcart, Anthony Scott Norman, Cllr Jamie Walker, Colin Taylor, Lorraine Berry, Carol Robinson, Andy Robinson, JP, Catherine Palston, Mike France, Duncan Mottershead, Fran Walker, Fiona Bunting, Chris Burrows, Nichole Haydock, Robert Graham and Colin Morrison and the other great people who came to help but whose hand writing i cant read.

You all deserve a medal for you hard work today – you made a tremendous difference.