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Pocklington Canal Amenity Society (PCAS) has formally ‘adopted’ part of the 9.5-mile Pocklington Canal, further enhancing its partnership with us.
PCAS was formed in 1969 by local people keen to restore the Pocklington Canal. The volunteer working group began immediately, and was responsible for restoring and opening the 5-mile stretch between the River Derwent and Melbourne. As well as carrying out restoration to locks, the volunteer group helps maintain the canal through weed cutting and maintaining the Canal Head picnic area.
A registered charity, PCAS has now ‘adopted’ the 2.5-mile stretch from Melbourne to Bielby Arm, including Walbut Lock, which its volunteers are currently working on with the aim of extending the navigable length of the canal by two miles so that boats can reach Bielby.
Tim Charlson from Pocklington Canal Amenity Society said: "We were formed to protect, restore and encourage use of the canal. We now have several hundred members and are well supported with people giving their time and money to help
"We’re really pleased to ‘adopt’ this section of the Pocklington Canal and be working with the Canal & River Trust to help it thrive."
Lizzie Dealey, our Pocklington Canal project officer added: "We’re delighted to formally recognise the hard work and passion of Pocklington Canal Amenity Society through our adoption scheme.
"It is wonderful to see so many people working together to preserve and promote an important community asset, and we look forward to building on the wonderful things achieved so far."
Pocklington Canal this year marks its bicentenary, and we're leading a Heritage Lottery Fund project to carry out a variety of restoration and enhancement work and host community events and activities.
This Heritage Lottery Fund project complements the current PCAS restoration project, and has included the restoration of the Grade II Listed Church Bridge near Melbourne. More recently, approximately 8,000 tonnes of silt was dredged out of the canal to create more open water, essential for the survival of rare aquatic plants such as pondweeds.
The first of two events programmes for 2018 has just been released, with a wide range of activities to mark the 200th anniversary of the Pocklington Canal, including:
For more information visit, Pocklington Canal Amenity Society.
What's happening near you?
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