We've named the canal adoption group, Street Scene Greenfield, the Manchester & Pennine Volunteer Group of the Year for their work on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Communities across England & Wales were invited to adopt mile-long lengths of canal or river and help transform some of our 2,000 miles of waterways. Street Scene Greenfield adopted the section between Division Bridge and Wade Locks along the canal and have so far put down over 60 tonnes of stone along the towpath for the benefit of the thousands of people which use it each year.
Gill McCulley, group leader for Street Scene Greenfield adds: "We’re absolutely delighted with the recognition the group have received from the Trust. We meet up twice a month come rain or shine, determined to bring improvements that local people want to see. It’s a well-trodden towpath down here so our aim has been to keep improve this for local people to use
Steve O’Sullivan, volunteer coordinator for the Canal & River Trust’s Manchester & Pennine region said: “The team of volunteers at Greenfield have made a huge impact on the canal, so it is a pleasure to recognise them with the award. The improvements they’ve brought to the towpath have been fantastic and now many more people are able to enjoy it.
“Canals are such an important part of our industrial heritage and it is volunteer groups like this that are helping them to thrive and enrich our local communities. It is no exaggeration to say that without volunteers like this we would not have the magnificent waterways we see today.”
The next practical day in Greenfield is Tuesday 11 November. Those interested in joining in should contact the project leader, Gill McCulley on email@example.com. Sensible outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear should be worn. All equipment is provided.