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Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
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10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
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Find a place to fish
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
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Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
The increasingly popular Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton has been given a major boost, thanks to improvement works totalling £33,000.
A 500-metre stretch near Hazel Grove has benefitted from repaired sections of towpath, widened entrances, planting of a new landscaped area with native species and improved signage.
Work has been carried out by us with funding via Brent Council.
The project is set to be given a further boost this week, with our education team running classes for local schools, looking at the wildlife on the waterway and the best way to care for species such as swans, ducks and coots.
On Saturday, 28 March we are inviting local residents to a community event that will see volunteers assembling bird boxes on the canal-side to encourage nesting sites for birds, as well as clearing litter.
Rosie Tharp, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “We’re seeing more and more people use the towpath in Alperton, so it’s great to have made these improvements, which we hope everyone is enjoying. It’s a really popular spot for families who to come to see the wildlife. It’s also a great route out of west London for walkers, runners and cyclists.
We’ve seen from other stretches that when we can invest time and money into improving them, there is a real benefit for the community, and we’re certainly keen to make more improvements in the future. The events taking place this week demonstrate the variety of things people can do when they visit the canal. I’d encourage anyone interested in helping us out on the weekend, to get in touch.”
For more information about the community event on 28 March please contact Deborah.email@example.com
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Canal & River Trust brand
19 March 2018
Bookings now open for 2018 Canal Pairs Championship
Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
16 March 2018
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
15 March 2018
Artists launch ambitious cultural programme in Worcester
12 March 2018
Fradley event gives fascinating insight into our feathered friends
We're calling for boaters to take part in our 'boat owners views survey'
9 March 2018