On board with The Urban Rangers
The Wombles of the waterways
Meet Coventry Urban Rangers, the special squad who look after The Coventry Canal Basin.
In Sara Beamish’s video we meet The Urban Rangers, a group of volunteers and council workers who promote the Coventry Canal Corridor.
Patrolling Coventry Canal
Sara is a passionate supporter of environmental and community projects and was awarded a Herbert Media Broadcast Bursary to make a film exploring this. In partnership with BBC Coventry & Warwickshire she’s produced a brief insight into the group we could call the Wombles of the waterways.
The Urban Rangers’ main areas of work are Longford Park and the canal corridor, but they also work in many of Coventry's other green spaces. They organise events and give out information to help the immediate community make the most of their canals and parks.
As the video shows, a lot of their work is also protective, with mobile foot patrols to deal with incidents and a ‘rubbish barge’ to keep the canal clean and safe.
The Urban Rangers clearing rubbish
The Urban Rangers’ events for the public include boat trips, walks, craft workshops, interactive talks for children and watercolour workshops. You can find out more by visiting the Urban Rangers website on the right.
You can also volunteer to work in Coventry's parks or canals, again go to the website linked on the right to find out more. Or get in touch at the address below:
Coventry Urban Rangers
last updated: 31/03/2008 at 15:31