As a charity we are calling on local businesses and individuals to become a Friend of the Montgomery Canal to add their voice to encourage the restoration of the canal.
Christine Palin, Chairman of the Friends of the Montgomery Canal, says that the Montgomery Canal is one of the finest canals in the United Kingdom with a unique natural and built heritage.
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We are pleased to announce that further progress has been made to enable the start of the restoration of Schoolhouse Bridge, near Crickheath.
There is now a CRT notice indicating their intention to dispose of charity property, thereby transferring a few square yards to Shropshire Council.
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Simon Hart MP, Secretary of state for Wales, has given his support for the restoration of the Montgomery Canal in Wales.
He was invited to visit the canal in Welshpool by Montgomeryshire MP, Craig Williams and Russell George MS. They were welcomed at the Museum wharf by John Dodwell (Chair of the Montgomery Canal Partnership) and Michael Limbrey (Chair of the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust) who described what had been achieved so far largely by volunteers and explained the value of the restoration of this flagship attraction to the community and to tourism for the area.
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As lockdown restrictions start to ease further, we are looking for people interested in helping out as a volunteer at the Triathlon.
You will be aware that The Friends of the Montgomery Canal have been prevented from holding the annual Triathlon due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, we are now hopeful that the event will take place on 4th September this year. This will of course be reliant on both Welsh and English Government guidelines. Consequently, we are tentatively putting plans in place to hold a Covid safe event.
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As England and Wales emerge from lockdown, plans are being made for this year’s Montgomery Canal Triathlon with arrangements to mitigate coronavirus risks for all involved, on a later date, Saturday 4th September.
Until Covid-19 struck the event had taken place for eight years with entrants from across England and Wales – and further afield – travelling the 35-mile canal by bike, on foot and in canoes. The popular Triathlon raises funds for the restoration of the Montgomery Canal.
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