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'Ducklings struggling to swim' in grass filled town canal.

Byline: CLAIRE HARRISON Nuneaton Reporter

CANAL bosses have apologised for the state of a stretch of canal in Nuneaton left strewn with grass cuttings.

The messy sight of the grass covering part of the Coventry Canal proved to be too much for passers-by, especially as ducklings were struggling to swim in the water.

An angry walker took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the scene on the canal between bridge 22 and 20.

The Telegraph championed their concerns and a smokesman for the Canal & River Trust has now apologised. ''We're really sorry that the canal hasn't been looking it's best recently with grass cuttings floating on the surface," the spokesman said.

"The grass has grown really quickly in recent weeks and that's meant that as our contractors have been cutting it the volume of cuttings has resulted in some falling in the canal.

"The contractors have been working their way along the canal removing the grass from the water so this should now be resolved however we've asked them to double check this week to make sure it's all clear."

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 25, 2018
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