The next session will be on Saturday 4 August from 1pm. Meeting place: entrance to the canal from Water Street, just off Ludgate Hill. Last month we painted over some graffiti. This month, ditto. (Please note: the August session was originally going to be on Sun 5 Aug, but we’ve had to change to the Saturday). The Canal & River Trust supply the necessary equipment (paint, brushes, gardening gloves, weeding tools, etc). We’re alway looking for new helpers and you’re welcome to join us. You don’t need to make a long term commitment, you’re welcome to attend for just one session! But please email Thomas at twildish [at] gmail [dot] com so we know to expect you. Forthcoming dates are: Sat 4th Aug | Sat 1 Sept | Sun 7 Oct. Saturdays will be from 1pm and Sundays from 11am. We usually meet for about three hours. Over the year, activities we will be doing will fall into three main categories: – Maintenance: e.g, painting locks & metal work / managing vegetation / removing graffiti – Canal improvements: e.g. installing planters (on the towpath) / planting other vegetation / commissioning public art for the canal (although this would be in the long term and not in the first year) – Community events: e.g. doing events as part of Heritage Week We will keep you updated on our progress over the year, and we hope you’ll be able to join us!