Marina to overcome congestion

Published: Friday, 29 October 2010

THE proposed marina at Trevor on the Llangollen Canal is primarily to help overcome congestion, and allow more people to stay and spend time in Trevor and Cefn Mawr.

This means that boaters will therefore spend more time (and money) in the local area thereby supporting existing businesses, British Waterways' Andrew Stumpf tells us, explaining:


"There is a precedent in Llangollen where the basin built for visitors increased both overnight stays and spend. The local area has been hit hard by the recent closure of manufacturing businesses, and local people are keen to use the draw of the World Heritage Site and an extended waterfront to encourage new businesses to invest in the area.

"This initiative has come from and is being driven by the local community and is therefore supported by British Waterways, Wrexham CBC, and others."

Busiest section

Dave Metcalfe of the Plas Kynaston Canal Group has been quoted as saying:

"The Llangollen Canal is one of the busiest sections of inland waterway in the UK and only has 35 temporary berths at Llangollen. The Trevor Basin (part of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct site) has very limited capacity and most boats don't even stop there because of that."