Re­wards for wa­ter­ways cam­paign­ers

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MORE THAN THREE decades of cam­paign­ing work for the wa­ter­ways has earned Phil Sharpe the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion’s pre­mier an­nual award, the Cyril Styring Tro­phy, as one of eight re­cip­i­ents of the As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual awards.

Sin­gled out for par­tic­u­lar credit was Mr Sharpe’s con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess­ful cam­paign to mod­ify the HS2 rail­way route to re­duce its im­pact on the canals in the Fradley Junc­tion area – as well as his ear­lier work in fight­ing for nav­i­ga­ble cross­ings where the M6 Toll crosses the Lich­field and Hather­ton canals. He fea­tures in our 20Ques­tions fea­ture this month: see page 98. Also recog­nised in the awards were Michael Lim­brey for his work in the Mont­gomery Wa­ter­way Restoration Trust; Wa­ter­way Re­cov­ery Group’s North West re­gional group for its fundrais­ing over 30 years; IWA branch ac­tivists Madeline Dean, Derek Bradley, Roger Evans and David Lowe; and the as­so­ci­a­tion’s Lich­field Branch for its be­hind-the-scenes ac­tiv­i­ties in deal­ing with plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions as well as its work on tow­path and moor­ing im­prove­ments.

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