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Volunteer Towpath Ranger for Carpenters Road Lock


Reference: OPP0004424

Activities: Customer service, Practical, Recording and monitoring

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 31 May 2017

Carpenters Road Lock, Old River Lee, London

We’re seeking Towpath Rangers

Join a brand new team who will help to open a new part of the canal in the Olympic park, Stratford, which will also become the home of a unique double gated radial lock. Not only will the lock be the only one of its kind in the UK, but the transparent casing will give the public a chance to see its inner workings.

As a towpath rangers, you will be key to:
• Letting the public know about the lock, restoration and newly opened waterways
• Communicating some of the local heritage, with free workshops offered by the Canal and River Trust
• Feeding back public opinion of the Bow Back Rivers and Carpenters Road Lock area
• Measuring the number of visitors to the lock and surrounding area
• Observing the towpaths and canals for signs of vandalism and repairs

Because this is a new lock and newly opened waterways, there will be a number of opportunities emerging over the next year, so do get in touch as there is sure to be something for you!


The Towpath Taskforce offers a great way to meet other local volunteers and the Can and River Trust volunteer team, learn new practical skills, hear about other volunteer opportunities or just spend a few hours outdoors improving your local waterway environment.

Skills required

No experience is needed but we do ask to meet everyone for an informal chat, and all volunteers will need to attend a half day workshop to train as a park champion. This additional training will open up even more opportunities within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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