A Successful Year for Montgomery Canal Volunteers

A canal boat going under a bridge on the Montgomery Canal

Volunteers from the Shropshire Union Canal Society (SUCS) have been looking back over 2023 with pride.

Dave Carter, SUCS Chairman said: “Last year will go down in the society’s history as a great year, we had funding from many sponsors, especially the National Heritage Lottery Fund, but without our team of volunteers who turned out in all weathers and worked so hard, none of this would have been possible. The challenge now is to keep this rate of progress going in 2024 but I think, as Tom Fulda takes over as project manager, this is assured”.

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Montgomery Canal Restoration Delivery Presentation

On 9th January, Katie Woodroffe and Richard Harrison, Canal and River Trust Project Managers for the Levelling up Fund delivery, gave an online presentation to The Friends of the Montgomery Canal.

The presentation will be the subject of a public consultation in Llanymynech Village Hall on 7th and 8th February and if you are able to attend, you will be able to put your comments to the team.

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Help keep the towpath clear

We often see comments about the vegetation on the Montgomery Canal towpath and how it can impede enjoyment of the canal. Could you volunteer to help keep them clear?

Most canal towpaths are owned by the Canal & River Trust (CRT) and so if you have questions related to the vegetation on the canal the best approach is to go to https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/contact-us/reporting-litter-weeds-and-pollution.

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Award win for Crickheath

Montgomery Canal - Crickheath Award

Having been shortlisted in August, the current phase of restoration of the Montgomery Canal at Crickheath has now won the 2021 Ground Engineering – Community Engagement Award.

The Ground Engineering awards are the premier national event for geotechnics, engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering. This award is made jointly to Arcadis consulting engineers, Canal & River Trust as the client and the Shropshire Union Canal Society as the contractor.

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