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Cones, pallets and gas cylinder fished from Newton Lake
6:45pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
TRAFFIC cones, tyres, pallets and old gas cylinders were among the items fished out of a lake as part of an Environment Agency-backed clean-up operation.
The build-up of debris at Newton Lake in Willow Park became a major concern for community leaders.
Newton Partners Community Group, which was formed in 2006, secured a community grant from the Environment Agency.
It brought in contractors Vertase to undertake the difficult clean-up operation after the task was classed as being too hazardous for residents.
The clean-up saw three skips filled with rubbish pulled from the lake and a culvert running under the M6 motorway.
Council officials believe the culvert was source of much of the waste material.
Newton Lake was created around 1855 as the centrepiece of a prestigious villa development. However, only a few of the villas were ever built.