News article created on 15 August 2017

Network Rail volunteers help look after local canal

17 volunteers from Network Rail recently spent two days out along the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire helping us care for their local waterway.

Network Rail volunteers Braunston

The volunteers were working with our colleagues, and cut back overgrown bushes, filled in pot holes along the towpath and helped to refurbish the boater facility station in Braunston.

This valuable work helps us care for the waterways and keep them looking neat and tidy for the thousands of visitors who enjoy a visit to the waterways in Northamptonshire every year.

Sonny King, our volunteer development coordinator said: "The team at Network Rail always do a brilliant job helping out along the canal and this most recent outing is no exception.

"It's thanks to the hard work of our volunteers that our waterways are lovely places to visit and, working together with local organisations and community groups, we can make a difference to an area and hopefully brighten up someone’s day."