Posted on 2nd March 2017 / 445

The Linking The Locks project was formally known As the Sankey Interlocks Project.

This is a joint venture between Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council and aims to restore the canal between Fiddler’s Ferry Lock and Spike Island on the Sankey Canal, making it navigable again and encouraging tourism and heritage activities in the area adjacent to the canal.

The project aims to provide leisure opportunities that will promote this unique heritage to a diverse audience and there is potential for a visitor centre at either end of the canal length which will provide an opportunity to promote the canal’s heritage and develop sporting and health and well-being activities. It will provide educational links with local communities and schools and develop cross generation activities with the canal as the centre of attention.

They held an initial consultation event in 2012 and over 40 people attended. Since then further consultation events have taken place at numerous public events in the area under the banner “ Linking the Locks” and the results are being analysed but an overview suggests there is much public support for the enhancement of the area.

 

The top five hopes for the project were to help to restore the canal, cycling, cycle trails and cycle trips, boat building, sailing and canoeing and boat trips.

 

On the ground, works are currently underway to refurbish and improve the towpath from the Gatewarth Recycling Centre at Sankey Bridges to the Halton Borough boundary at Johnson’s Lane using funding from the Department of Transport and the Mid Mersey Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The work is due for completion in the near future

 Follow them on Facebook – HERE!

The Sankey Canal Restoration Society (SCARS) was formed in 1985. The principal aim of the Society is to achieve the full restoration of the Canal.

Check out the SCARS website – HERE!

 

 

Warrington – Widnes, Merseyside

Linking The Locks

The Linking The Locks project was formally known As the Sankey Interlocks Project.

This is a joint venture between Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council and aims to restore the canal between Fiddler’s Ferry Lock and Spike Island on the Sankey Canal, making it navigable again and encouraging tourism and heritage activities in the area adjacent to the canal.

The project aims to provide leisure opportunities that will promote this unique heritage to a diverse audience and there is potential for a visitor centre at either end of the canal length which will provide an opportunity to promote the canal’s heritage and develop sporting and health and well-being activities. It will provide educational links with local communities and schools and develop cross generation activities with the canal as the centre of attention.

They held an initial consultation event in 2012 and over 40 people attended. Since then further consultation events have taken place at numerous public events in the area under the banner “ Linking the Locks” and the results are being analysed but an overview suggests there is much public support for the enhancement of the area.

 

The top five hopes for the project were to help to restore the canal, cycling, cycle trails and cycle trips, boat building, sailing and canoeing and boat trips.

 

On the ground, works are currently underway to refurbish and improve the towpath from the Gatewarth Recycling Centre at Sankey Bridges to the Halton Borough boundary at Johnson’s Lane using funding from the Department of Transport and the Mid Mersey Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The work is due for completion in the near future

 Follow them on Facebook – HERE!

The Sankey Canal Restoration Society (SCARS) was formed in 1985. The principal aim of the Society is to achieve the full restoration of the Canal.

Check out the SCARS website – HERE!

 

 

Warrington – Widnes, Merseyside

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