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Youngsters wade in to clean up.

YOUNG volunteers who answered a call to help unblock un·block  
tr.v. un·blocked, un·block·ing, un·blocks
To remove or clear an obstruction from: unblock a road; unblock an artery.
 a brook in danger of flooding found themselves marooned within minutes of setting off.

They were responding to an SOS SOS, code letters of the international distress signal. The signal is expressed in International Morse code as … — — — … (three dots, three dashes, three dots).  - Sift Our Stream - which had been sent out by Fillongley Parish Council.

The teenage volunteers from the reVOLve project in north Warwickshire boarded a minibus min·i·bus  
n. pl. min·i·bus·es or min·i·bus·ses
A small bus typically used for short trips.


a small bus

Noun 1.
 in Atherstone and set off for Fillongley - but the vehicle broke down en route.

It threatened to leave them high and dry - until project staff and members of the North Warwickshire Council for Voluntary Service saved the day by putting together a convoy of five cars to get them to Fillongley. Heather Badham, the clerk to Fillongley Parish Council, had appealed to the youngsters to help clean out Bourne Bourne, town (1990 pop. 16,064), Barnstable co., SE Mass., crossed by Cape Cod Canal; settled 1627, inc. 1884. Bourne Bridge (1935), across the canal, made the town an entry point to Cape Cod and a resort and commercial center.  Brook, in Church Lane, which had become clogged by dumped rubbish.

Last year, it flooded in heavy rain because of the rubbish - and the village postmistress post·mis·tress  
A woman who is in charge of the operations of a local post office.

Noun 1. postmistress - a woman postmaster
postmaster - the person in charge of a post office

 had to be rescued from her office by firefighters. Mrs Badham said: "We're very grateful for the work the young volunteers have done. It was a very muddy job."

It concluded a busy week for the reVOLve volunteers.

They had also responded to a plea by Hurley Community Association to clear their village churchyard and school of overgrown overgrown

said of a part that has not been kept trimmed.

overgrown hoof
overgrown hooves put unusual stresses on bones and tendons and allow for distortion of the wall and sole.
 weeds and shrubs.


SUPERHEROES... Young volunteers at Hurley, where they cleared the village churchyard and school ground of weeds.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 4, 2008
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