News article created on 30 August 2017

We want your views on canal access in Audlem

We’re looking for your views on how the Shropshire Union Canal can be made even better for local people and tourists to enjoy.

Boats on the Shropshire Canal Audlem boats

We’d like to hear from residents, visitors and local businesses, and will be hosting a community drop-in consultation event at the Lord Combermere pub in Audlem on Thursday 7 September between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Access to the canal, quality of the towpath, car parking and other visitor facilities are all topics for discussion.

Ani Sutton, local development and engagement manager with the Canal & River Trust, explained: “Audlem is a popular mooring place for boaters and a beautiful waterside location for enjoying a walk, cycle or stopping off for a pub meal.

“We want to get the views of residents and regular visitors about what more they would like to see and how we can all work together to improve the canal. Is there anything else that would help to enhance their experience of this beautiful waterway?”

For anyone unable to attend the consultation event, ideas and suggestions can be emailed to