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Macclesfield Canal Society - Bosley Locks Practical Days

Bosley Locks, Macclesfield Canal, Cheshire


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It gave me life skills and confidence that I probably couldn’t have gained elsewhere.
Karen, volunteer

What's involved?

Macclesfield Canal Society have adopted a stretch of canal at Bosley Locks, working with the Trust to actively care for and improve this area. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month at Bosley Top Lock at 10am (unless indicated by email prior to event). The work can entail a mixture of tasks that vary on a week to week basis but include lock care and maintenance, painting of locks, fencing and canal side furniture, litter picking, minor towpath repairs, light vegetation clearance, planting of trees and shrubs and maintenance of Lock 5 Gardens. Details of the dates planned in the near future can be found on their website link.

What skills are we looking for?

There are no specific skills needed but the Society welcomes a range of skills if you're willing to give them.

What will you get from us?

The Canal Society is a friendly bunch of people who always welcome new members. It's a chance to meet like-minded people making a difference in their community. These volunteering days are outside and a great way to enjoy the environment, keep fit and meet new people. Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and sturdy footwear.

This volunteering opportunity is run in partnership. Visit their website to find out more and make contact at:
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