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2nd October 2017 to 28th February 2018
Closing Date: 1st January 2018
Etruria, Caldon Canal, Staffordshire
Customer service, Practical
We will be cutting back the off side vegetation on the Caldon Canal this winter in order to open up the navigation as well as improving the canal environment.
1st October 2017 to 31st October 2017
Closing Date: 30th September 2017
Hatton, Grand Union Canal, Warwickshire
The banks of the canal hold the water in. Keeping them strong and solid also ensures that the towpath is a great place to be for anyone using it. They need caring for, especially when they're made from 90 year old concrete.
15th November 2017 Recurring
Trevor Basin Visitor Centre
One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Join our monthly World Heritage Site Towpath Taskforce working on the historic waterway in the heart of North Wales. The third Wednesday of the month is Taskforce day and this is a great opportunnity to join a friendly, lively and active group of volunteers. We could be working on access improvements,...
1st October 2017 to 31st December 2017
CH-015-002 Bridge 68 Clayworth Otters Bridge
Canal & River Trust manages 63 of the UK’s most important wildlife sites - Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). They are particularly important for rare water plants and animals such as water voles, native crayfish, dragonflies, otters and even water shrews. They range from canals in urban areas,...
15th November 2017
Southall, Grand Union, West London
Join us on Wednesday 15 November between 10am and 3.30pm at Southall for a satisfying day’s work on the peaceful Grand Union Canal. We’ll be helping to improve the canal for visitors and wildlife by collecting litter and cutting back overgrown vegetation. All tools and equipment will be provided, together...
18th November 2017
Stanstead Lock, River Lee, Stanstead St Margarets
Join us on Saturday 18 November, 10am and 3.30pm at Stanstead Lock for an enjoyable day’s work on the beautiful River Lee. We’ll be raking leaves, picking litter and cutting back vegetation to iprove this popular spot for visitors. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and...
27th September 2017 to 1st April 2018
Closing Date: 1st April 2018
Hickling, Grantham Canal, Nottinghamshire (Vale of Belvoir)
Lengthsman's huts are a historic feature of our canals – they are buildings that tell a tale of the past when the canal lengthsman would shelter from the elements, store his tools and enjoy a cup of tea in front of the open grate, before inspecting his stretch of canal again. We are fortunate enough...
20th November 2017 to 15th December 2017
Closing Date: 25th December 2017
Staffordshire & Worcester Canal
Customer service, Marketing and promotions, Management and supervision, Practical
This is a great opportunity to support the Trust's Direct Services (Construction) team as they complete essential maintenance work to Caldwall Lock 5 on the Staffs and Worcester canal this winter.
25th September 2017 to 15th November 2017
Closing Date: 3rd December 2017
Due to localised erosion of the canal bank and culvert base. The culvert headwall has moved and work is required to take down the original headwall.
22nd November 2017
Mile End Lock, Regents Canal, London
Join us on Wednesday 22 November from 10am to 3.30pm at Mile End Lock for an enjoyable day's work on the iconic Regent's Canal. We’ll be helping to spruce up the area by painting under a bridge and collecting litter. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support...