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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The UK Budget (27 October 2021) saw the Chancellor announce that £16million of Levelling Up funding has been approved towards the restoration of Montgomery Canal.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his budget speech that Powys County Council’s Levelling Up Fund bid, supported by the Canal & River Trust, has been successful.
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The Shropshire Union Canal Society is looking for up to three new trustees.
For over 50 years the Shropshire Union Canal Society (SUCS) has worked to maintain, improve and restore the Shropshire Union network. It is currently restoring the Montgomery Canal’s dry section south of Oswestry near Crickheath. It is looking for people interested in becoming trustees of its governing body as it prepares for the next phase towards Pant.
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Announcement that the Montgomery Canal is one of the projects that the Growing Mid Wales Board is submitting to the UK and Welsh Governments for support welcomed.
The Restore the Montgomery Canal! Group – which brings together volunteer charities which have worked for years for the revival of the Montgomery Canal – has welcomed the latest development.
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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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