Clearing a dry section of Grantham Canal

Published: Sunday, 18 February 2024

THE Grantham Canal Society was delighted in February to welcome Ruth Edwards MP and Greenfields Countryside Limited.

TwoWhen they joined the volunteers working in the Cropwell Bishop area, and due to the hard work of all involved, the dry section of canal at Bridge 23, Colston Road, was cleared of trees and trash.

Brought machinery

Greenfields Countryside Limited people generously donated their time and expertise and brought their machinery with them; allowing chippings to be donated to Belvoir Vale Riding for the Disabled.

The work was completed as part of The Grantham Canal Society’s plans to clear, repair and rewater the canal. Ruth Edwards MP told:

"It was fantastic to hear the Grantham Canal Society’s plans and to see how the reconnection of the waterway would be tied to sustainability and biodiversity of the area around the canal."

The photograph above is of Ruth Edwards MP being welcomed by Colin Bryan.

The photograph by the side is of Alec Hampson and Dave Jacklin loading the trailer.

Alec Hampson and Dave JacklinInspire others

Caroline Stevens-Turlington from Greenfields Countryside Limited enthused:"The experience was fulfilling and gave us the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things and contribute to the local community. We believe these experiences can inspire others to volunteer as well."

Tony Osbond, General Manager at The Grantham Canal Society remarked:

"Linking up with Greenfields Countryside was a great opportunity to work with businesses in the area that are like-minded in bringing back to life heritage projects that in time will see the Grantham Canal restored as a natural waterway. We are very grateful to the time and effort that Greenfield Countryside have devoted to our restoration work."

 and the one below by Greenfield Countryside Limited showing those taking part.

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