Last week Halton Borough Council brought in a specialist contractor  to help clean up the Sankey Canal in Widnes.

They have removed several tons of Canadian Pondweed and Duckweed (see photo).

Experts cleared a section of canal from Carterhouse Bridge to Johnsons Lane. The contractor is going to return in October to do further weed removal and some cutting back of other aquatic vegetation.

We have seen an improvement in the water already.