A team of volunteers led by former ranger Alex Foy were seen at Lock 15 painting the lock gates and generally tidying up the area. They were out on one of the regular weekday workparties organised by the Basingstoke Canal Authority.
Paul Deach, councillor for Surrey Heath, happened to be passing, and interviewed Alex for the Surrey Heath Residents Network. Here, Alex explains the importance of what the volunteer workparties do.
Interview with BCA ranger Alex Foy with the Lock 15 workparty
(scroll down to see photos of the team at work)