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News article created on 17 December 2014

Visionary volunteers needed for North Wales and Borders canals

We've launched a search for up to six new members to join our partnership, caring for waterways in North Wales and Borders.

Sitting alongside our local waterway management team, the voluntary partnership plays an important role in providing strategic direction for the area’s canals and navigable rivers.

The aim of the partnership is to give canal enthusiasts a voice in the development and management of their local waterways so they can help shape plans, guide our spending decisions, develop local engagement and external funding, and champion the interests of the waterways.

Contrasting canals

The North Wales & Borders waterway is responsible for six contrasting canals and rivers and two magnificent visitor attractions.

These include the wildlife havens of the Montgomery and Shropshire Union Canals, the holiday hot spot of the Llangollen Canal, the towering Anderton Boat Lift, the stunning Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the historically significant River Weaver.

The waterway stretches from Ellesmere Port to Wolverhampton, Runcorn to Winsford, Llangollen to Nantwich and Frankton to Newtown in Powys.

Team players

Partnership chair, Brenda Harvey explained: “We are looking for candidates who are team players, able to engage and inspire, including talking to community groups and businesses, at public meetings, and with the media.

“Ideally we would like to have representatives from a wide spread of geographical areas bringing their local knowledge to the partnership. It would also be helpful if they have expertise in a relevant field such as fund raising, tourism, waterway or youth activities, business, planning or community work.”

Partnership meetings are bi-monthly and partners are encouraged to get actively involved in promoting the waterways in their care.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2015. For more information contact Wendy Capelle on 0303 040 4040 or email wendy.capelle@canalrivertrust.org.uk.