Charity asks dog walkers to take the lead

Canal clean-up From Todmorden to Mytholmroyd by the Canal and River Trust and Calderdale Council.''Karen Jackson, left, and Hazel Mayow, right, from the Canal and River Trust, with David Mulchay, left, and Steve Allport, right, from Calderdale Council.
Canal clean-up From Todmorden to Mytholmroyd by the Canal and River Trust and Calderdale Council.''Karen Jackson, left, and Hazel Mayow, right, from the Canal and River Trust, with David Mulchay, left, and Steve Allport, right, from Calderdale Council.

Volunteers “de-pooped” the Rochdale Canal towpath between Todmorden and Mytholmroyd as part of The Big Scoop campaign.

The Canal and River Trust is working with other agencies to tackle an increase in dog mess which is blighting the towpath.

Spokeswoman Karen Jackson said: “Our message is simple: clear up after your pet and bag it and bin it and help us care for this beautiful canal landscape.”