£43.6m winter repair works

Macclesfield Canal Photo: David Dixon Macclesfield Canal Photo: David Dixon
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The Canal & River Trust will carry out a £43.6m programme of repairs on waterways across England and Wales this winter.

Of the 118 hand-crafted lock gate leaves due to be replaced, more than 100 have been made and about half are now on site.

“Research tells us that time spent by the water can help us all to feel happier and healthier," explained Richard Parry, Trust chief executive. "By investing over the winter months we’ll not only be protecting the historic fabric of the region’s waterways and making sure that they’re working well for boaters, but we’ll also be ensuring that local communities have safe, open waterways to enjoy."

Complete

Work has been completed on the Tees Barrage and Lancaster and Macclesfield Canals and work is ongoing to the Llangollen Canal, Winterburn Reservoir and at Blackbrook Junction Bridge in the West Midlands. Also complete is dredging on the Macclesfield Canal, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal and on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal at Pontymoile.

Spot dredging on the Llangollen Canal is ongoing along with reactive spot dredging across the country and projects at Sharpness Dock, Ribble Link, Liverpool Dock approaches and on the Upper & Lower Peak Forest and Chesterfield canals.

In the New Year the charity has also scheduled a programme of works that includes repairs to mechanical swing and lift bridges, embankment relining and culvert repairs and attention to two pumping stations.

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