Uttoxeter Canal newsletter

The latest news and information about upcoming volunteer activities

Uttoxeter Canal October update

Dear all

In my email last month I mentioned the fish pass project at Crumpwood Weir, which was completed a few weeks ago. We have since visited the site and the picture below shows not only the completed project but also of course a very short section of the Uttoxeter Canal back in water for the first time in many years.

Uttoxeter Canal - change of plan for tomorrow

Dear all

We have a late change of plan for tomorrow's volunteer activity. Unfortunately I am unable to attend tomorrow as I am supporting a work client with a critical issue which I cannot delegate to anyone else. I'm hugely grateful to Rupert who has agreed at no notice to lead our group instead. Related to this, the order of tasks for September and October has been reversed and the group will instead be meeting at Alton. We will return to Bridge 70 in October for the task described in last night's message.

Uttoxeter Canal June update

Dear all

I'll start with some important, if disappointing news. Unfortunately the June work party is cancelled as we do not have a work party leader available. Apologies to our regular volunteers and anyone else who was thinking of attending this month. I'm afraid that work commitments mean that I am not available and on this occasion have not able to arrange cover. We were hoping to continue the work around Bridge 70, where we have made good progress at recent work parties with clearing vegetation on the offside of the canal.

Uttoxeter Canal May work party

Dear all

A short note from me regarding tomorrow's work party. Unfortunately I am unable to be present but Rupert has agreed to lead the group, and will meet you all on site at 10am. Can I ask those who are planning to attend to reply to this message and I will advise Rupert of expected attendees.

The task this month will be to complete the offside vegetation clearance at Bridge 70 and hopefully to continue towpath side clearance between the bridge and Carrington's Lock. We have been working in this area for a couple of months now and it is already looking much better.

Uttoxeter Canal March work party

Dear all

We have a work party coming up later this week on Thursday 14th March on the Uttoxeter Canal at Crumpwood. We will continuing the work we started last month, cutting back vegetation regrowth on the offside of the canal at Bridge 70. The photo below shows the area that we are working in. As you can see the weather was very kind to us and whilst I can't promise sunshine this time, I can guarantee a fabulous setting!

Uttoxeter Canal February work party

Dear all

For those planning to attend our work party tomorrow, please note that in a change to the information that was given out previously, we will be working in the Crunmpwood area rather than at Alton. The task will be to tidy and cut back vegetation along the line of the canal from Crumpwood Weir in the direction of Carrington's lock and Bridge 70. We have not worked in this area for a few months so it is a good opportunity to get our most important site looking good again.

Uttoxeter Canal update - December 2018

Dear all

I am writing this the day after another hugely successful weekend in the company of our friends from the Waterway Recovery Group. Over the past couple of days a team from WRG North West completed the clearance of fallen trees and larger vegetation along the remaining section of towpath adjacent to Alton Towers.