Work started on new section of Wilts & Berks Canal

Published: Monday, 17 June 2024

THE Wilts & Berks Trust have started the next development of the canal.

This phase of the waterways will take the waterway through Swindon and is being undertaken, we are told, between Swindon Borough Council and developer Barratt David Wilson Homes.

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Swindon branch chair Chloe Ford explained:

“This is a very great moment for Swindon and the trust going forward, as we see the next stretch of build take shape.

“This is the next step towards linking the two Wichelstowe sections, which will vastly benefit the local community and the ecological benefits that come with the canal..

“The linking of the two sections by the Wichelstowe Joint Venture will see good progress in the next few years, as we see more canal construction, plus two road bridges and one swing bridge constructed.

“This is a big scale project and it is now in full motion."

People can support the Wilts & Berks Trust Canal Trust and the ongoing work by signing up to become a member for £1.50 a month at