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Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire to £612,000 of repairs

Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire to £612,000 of repairs

Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire is to undergo more than £600,000 of repairs.

The Canal & River Trust, the national waterways and wellbeing charity, has scheduled the work over winter in Audlem, Beeston, Chester and Market Drayton.

November 16, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

Environment Agency teams battle rising incidents on Cheshire’s waterways

By Stephen Topping
From rescuing oxygen-starved fish in the River Weaver to a freshwater jellyfish in the Shropshire Union Canal – the Environment Agency has been pretty busy this summer.

Tucked away on an industrial estate in Winsford, the team is working around the clock to keep Cheshire’s waterways safe for wildlife.

August 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
New Nantwich canal history panels unveiled next to historic aqueduct

New Nantwich canal history panels unveiled next to historic aqueduct

Nantwich’s fascinating canal history is now told on new interpretation panels unveiled next to Thomas Telford’s historic aqueduct.

Known as ‘The Gateway to Nantwich’, the aqueduct was recently restored by the Canal & River Trust charity.

July 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Families urged to sign up for fishing event in Nantwich

Families urged to sign up for fishing event in Nantwich

Nantwich families fed up of the World Cup can try something different this weekend – free fishing!

The Canal & River Trust is inviting people to have a go this Sunday July 15 at bridge 104 on the Shropshire Union Canal at Calverley, Nantwich.

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

A Nantwich playground by the Shropshire Union Canal has been re-opened after a £58,000 refurbishment.

The recreation area on Marsh Lane was renovated as part of a joint scheme by the Canal & River Trust charity, WREN and Cheshire East Council.

April 20, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Shropshire Union Canal embankment collapse leaves boats stranded

Shropshire Union Canal embankment collapse leaves boats stranded

An embankment collapse on the Shropshire Union Canal between Nantwich and Middlewich has left boats stranded and drained a large stretch of the waterway.

The incident has closed the canal between Wardle Lock and Stanthorne Lock, south of Middlewich.

March 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Shropshire Union Canal locks near Nantwich among busiest in UK

Shropshire Union Canal locks near Nantwich among busiest in UK

Locks on the Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich are among the busiest 10 in the UK, a survey shows.

An annual survey of lock usage, published by the Canal & River Trust charity, shows the Shropshire Union Canal and Llangollen Canal have two locks each included in the top eight of the national lock movements league table.

February 26, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina wins UK Inland Marina of the Year

Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina wins UK Inland Marina of the Year

Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina has won the UK Inland Marina of the Year 2018 at London Boat Show For the second year running.

The marina, in the heart of the Cheshire canal network on the Shropshire Union Canal, was exhibiting for the first time with their own stand at the London Boat Show.

January 16, 2018 1 comment Business, Business, Church Minshull
Green Flag status awarded to Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich

Green Flag status awarded to Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich

A 22-mile section of the Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich has been awarded the coveted Green Flag Award by Keep Britain Tidy.

The award-winning section of the Shropshire Union Canal stretches from Audlem to Barbridge Junction at Nantwich, and then connects to Middlewich.

July 29, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Dog owners invited to mass dog walk along Shropshire Union Canal

Dog owners invited to mass dog walk along Shropshire Union Canal

Dogs and owners across South Cheshire are invited to join a mass morning dog walk from Audlem Mill.

The walk will take place along the Shropshire Union Canal this Saturday June 3, starting at 10am.

Ill woman treks 60 miles Nantwich-Llangollen for Dogs Trust

Ill woman treks 60 miles Nantwich-Llangollen for Dogs Trust

A woman has completed a 60-mile canal walk from Nantwich to Llangollen with her pet pooch to raise money for The Dog’s Trust.

Emma Husband and her dog Timo completed the trek over two days along the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals.

August 22, 2016 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
© Mike Poloway/+44(0)1618503338 / mike@poloway.com. Nantwich Aqueduct opening after renovations.9 December 2015

Nantwich Aqueduct reopened after £235,000 restoration

The Grade II* listed Nantwich Aqueduct has officially been opened after a two-month restoration project by the Canal & River Trust.

The £235,000 work involved removing layers of old paint from the aqueduct’s structure, replacing a missing cast iron panel, repairs to the stone and brickwork and applying four coats of new paint.

December 9, 2015 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Aqueduct major revamp starts on September 14

Nantwich Aqueduct major revamp starts on September 14

Work to repair and restore Grade ll listed Nantwich Aqueduct will begin on September 14.

The £200,000 restoration project, which will take eight weeks, is being paid for mostly by public donations of £135,000 to the Canal and River Trust.

August 26, 2015 1 comment Acton, Environment, Human Interest, News