News article created on 27 April 2018

Mayor of Dacorum visits Grand Union Canal

David Collins, Mayor of Dacorum and Town Councillor for Berkhamsted, has recently stepped onto the towpath and helped us care for the Grand Union Canal.

Cllr Collins and a volunteer on the Grand Union Canal Berkhamsted

During the morning Cllr Collins worked with our Towpath Taskforce team – a group of local people who volunteer with us every month to help keep the canal looking neat and tidy throughout the year. Cllr Collins helped the team with a variety of tasks including removing litter from the towpath and cutting back overgrown trees and bushes

Emily Nicholas, from the Canal & River Trust, said: "Our waterways help bring communities together so it’s important we look after them. Its lovely to be working with this team of volunteers as they always have boundless amount of energy and a real enthusiasm for caring for the waterways which is great to see. The canal here in Berkhamsted is always busy with boaters and visitors enjoying a stroll away from the town centre and, thanks to the dedication of volunteers, our waterways are a great place to visit throughout the year.

"Being outside along the canal is great way to spend your day and being out on the towpath can make a difference to your health and wellbeing and really brighten up your day."