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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Shropshire Councillors visit the Monty

Following the bid by Powys County Council and CRT (Canal & River Trust) for grant funds to restore sections of the Montgomery Canal in Powys, the unrestored section of the canal in Shropshire was visited by Lezley Picton, Leader of Shropshire Council and Cecilia Motley, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Tourism.

After a trip on the ‘George Watson Buck’ trip-boat at Llanymynech Wharf Visitor Centre, the visitors were taken to Crickheath where volunteers of the Shropshire Union Canal Society have been working to restore one of the most challenging sections they have faced, shown round by the Society’s Project Manager David Carter.

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