News article created on 14 October 2016

Army cadets help care for local canal

A team of army cadets from Stourport-on-Severn have spent a day helping the Trust care for the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

Boat passing under bridge with couple sat on bench nearby and walkers on bridge Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, courtesy of John M

The cadets, who are from Hereford & Worcester Army Cadet Force Stourport Platoon, helped the Trust fill in pot holes along the towpath with gravel to create a smooth puddle free walking route along the canal into Stourport-on-Severn town centre.

The cadets are just one of a huge number of local community groups supporting the Trust.

Steve Lambert, volunteer leader at the Trust said: "The cadets have been helping us look after this stretch of canal for a while now and have been doing a great job. They’re happy to get stuck into tasks, whether that’s painting the lock gates, cutting back shrubs and bushes or filling in pot holes and always a pleasure to work with.

"Its support from local groups and people that really help us to transform the canal and this project just shows how much can be achieved with an extra few pairs of hands"