Uttoxeter Canal newsletter

The latest news and information about upcoming volunteer activities

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.

Uttoxeter Canal work party update - November 2018

Dear all

It's been a little while since my last newsletter, but that doesn't mean we have been inactive; indeed far from it. Over the summer months our volunteers have been working between Crumpwood Weir and Bridge 70, keeping this important site tidy and visible for visitors. The posts at Carrington's Lock have been finished and painted, so this area is looking much tidier, as well as being safer for South Staffs Water staff driving down the track to the water works.

Uttoxeter Canal - July work party

Only a very short note from me this month, to remind you that this month's work party is in a couple of days time. In a change from recent months, we are moving back to Crumpwood where we will be pulling Himalayan Balsam as well as cutting back vegetation regrowth at Bridge 70, Carrington's Lock and Crumpwood Weir. It would be great to have a really good turnout for this event, so please share the word to anyone you think might be interested.

Uttoxeter Canal - June update

Since our last newsletter our volunteers have been very busy. As well as the regular work party last month, we have recently run a work party for a group of young people on a Prince's Trust training scheme and last weekend - for the second time - we hosted a Waterway Recovery Group Family Camp at Crumpwood. This activity aims to involve children in a range of outdoor activities which they will find interesting and enjoyable, whilst delivering practical works to assist our project, and of course with a view to them becoming more involved in volunteering on the waterways as they get older.