Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Martinwells clean up

Volunteers meeting for a clear-up at Martinwells Lake this week, were joined by swans and muscovy ducks supervising their work.  

Friends of Martinwells LakeAnd the Friends of Martinwells Lake are very proud of the difference they have made, as Margaret Adamson, Chair of the Friends, explains:  “The lake is looking great and even on a November Saturday we had anglers, dog walkers and other visitors enjoying the peace and the wildlife.  Wherever you get people, you will find litter, but today that task is only a fraction of the job it used to be.”

Said Caroline Flint:  “In three and a half years, the Friends have transformed this area.  Today, we just cleared litter and put wood chip on steps to the Lake.  People always talk about the big things in Doncaster, like the Market, the airport etc, but important though these are it is the community spirit often against the odds in our villages and small towns that makes Doncaster special.”

GETTING TO WORK: l to r Cllr Phil Cole, Cllr Bob Johnson, Caroline Flint, Margaret Adamson, Chair and Bill Adamson.

The group has created wide, even paths around the lake, so that mobility scooters and buggies can be easily used at the lake.
Fo ML at waterside steps
Volunteers are always welcome – next clean up day is Sunday 16 December 9pm at Martinwells Lake (access at top of Martinwells Road, past the health centre, follow the path straight to the gate.)  To find out more, email

Muscovy ducks at Martinwells LakeSwans at Martinwells Lake








Pictures: swans and muscovy ducks were among the curious onlookers at Saturday's clean up.

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