We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Marple Locks Heritage Society

Our task group grew out of the hard work of the Marple Locks Heritage Society, set up over ten years ago and one of the first adoption groups.

Marple Locks adoption group Marple Locks adoption group

I'm Anne-Louise Black. We have about 10 regular volunteers and we work every other Monday, taking care of all 16 locks on the Marple flight. Anyone interested is welcome to join us, you don't need any experience and we are a friendly bunch!

Each year we paint the locks and when we can we get on a boat to scrape them clean. There's plenty to keep tidy along the towpath as well.

I've done quite a lot of volunteering before but particularly like working with the locks group. I love the water and being outdoors and the group are so lovely I look forward to our task days. It gives me a real sense of pride to know that I'm doing something to improve my local surroundings and makes me feel part of the community.