Over the weekend of 13th and 14th November, a total of 24 volunteers (18 on the Saturday and 16 on the Sunday) spent a day or two of their time working at Froghall Basin.
The Trust has an exhibition at Froghall & Kingsley Station on the Churnet Valley railway as part of the gala event to celebrate the re-opening of the line from Leekbrook junction to Cauldon Lowe. We have displays about the Uttoxeter Canal restoration, Leek Branch extension and Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership, and will be on site to talk to you about these exciting projects on selected days.
BW has had to stop navigation and remove the water from the canal between Bedford Street Lock 2 and Planet Lock 3 due to the collapse of the towpath and canal wall over a 10 metre length
Visit Canal Cruising Co on Saturday 2 October - the boatyard at the heart of canal town Stone – and explore taking a holiday afloat, life on board a working narrow boat and restoring the lost canals of Staffordshire with volunteers from The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Stoke-on-Trent branch and Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust.
After £500,000 of investment and almost eight months of investigations, plans and repairs, British Waterways has announced that the Caldon Canal is now open following a breach in November.
We have been advised by British Waterways that the Leek Branch has been reopened as far as Leek Tunnel, but the section beyond the tunnel will remain closed until 5th July
Redhills Road was closed to road traffic after an accident on Saturday 5th June left the bridge badly damaged.
Heritage Lottery Fund has earmarked £17m to help communities look after their landscapes - including the Staffordshire Moorlands landscape embracing the Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals.
The Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust (CUCT) has taken delivery of the “Uttoxeter Canal Restoration Outline Feasibility Study.” The study was commissioned by Staffordshire County Council and the Trust to: “determine whether the restoration of the Uttoxeter Canal between the Caldon Canal at Froghall to the north and Uttoxeter Gravel Pits to the south is a feasible project.”
The Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust display stand will be at the Britannia Leek & District Show on Saturday July 25th 2009
Visit this renowned agricultural show with family entertainments and see the Trust's latest news on the Uttoxeter Canal Feasibility Study, the Caldon Canal Leek Arm and a unique Cherry Eye Bridge feature!