The community workboat project

The Community Workboat was launched back in 2010. With help from Ed Helps and Canal & River Trust colleagues, a boat is now used by local communities on our Worcestershire waterways, funded from support received from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, as well as private donations.

Community workboat team Community workboat team

The community workboat was set up to help tackle anti-social behaviour, crime and vandalism along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Our volunteers are working with the local police, the local authority and various local volunteer groups to take ‘ownership’ of the boat by establishing a consortium.

The aim of the project is to:

  • tackle and prevent anti-social behaviour 
  • grow our presence and profile with the Worcester City community, including the local authority
  • provide a welfare and materials facility for our regular and ad hoc volunteer groups
  • reach areas of the canal otherwise inaccessible, eg vegetation on the otherside of the water
  • empower local community groups – including disadvantaged groups – to take ownership of their local waterways
  • engage with schools and young people

The consortium is made up of:

  • Worcester, Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society
  • Droitwich (Pamela May) Canals Trust
  • Duckworth Trust
  • Worcester Canal Group
  • St Pauls Hostel

People's Postcode LotteryThis project has been funded with support received from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Last date edited: 5 June 2018