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Local businesses back Staffordshire canal

Volunteers from the Baswich Canal Group in Staffordshire have been given a boost after local businesses have donated to help improve a stretch of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

The volunteers have received funding from Staffordshire County Council's Local Community Fund and local people. With the money the volunteers have brought a new information board and plan to provide information to visitors and boaters about the local area.

Local company Hope Construction Materials also donated cement so the volunteers could install 23 mooring rings along the towpath near St. Thomas Bridge to enable boaters to easily to stop along the canal and visit the local shops, pubs and restaurants.

A massive difference

Terry Hodgetts, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “These improvements will make a massive difference to people and boaters visiting this part of the canal and it's great to see local businesses helping us to improve the waterways.

“Looking after the region's canals is a big job so we are really thankful for all the work that Baswich Canal Group are doing in sprucing up the waterways and making them an even nicer place to visit.”

Last Edited: 10 November 2015

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