IWA cam­paigns for Liverpool

LEEDS & LIVERPOOL

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THE EL­DO­NIAN VIL­LAGE Canal Fes­ti­val in Liverpool will also form the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion’s Na­tional Cam­paign Fes­ti­val, in recog­ni­tion of its am­bi­tious ob­jec­tive to in­crease leisure ac­tiv­i­ties on an un­der­used part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The event on 11-12 June will cel­e­brate the bi­cen­te­nary of the canal and is be­ing or­gan­ised by IWA Ch­ester and Mersey­side Branch in part­ner­ship with the Liverpool Cul­ture Com­pany, the El­do­nian Hous­ing Trust and the Canal & River Trust.

Cen­tred around the El­do­nian com­mu­nity cen­tre at the end of the canal’s main line, but also in­clud­ing the arm down the locks to Stan­ley Dock, the Fes­ti­val’s pri­mary aim is to en­cour­age more boats to visit this sec­tion of the canal and con­tinue to the Al­bert Dock com­plex.

IWA Chair­man Les Etheridge praised Liverpool’s “rich canal her­itage” and added that “Great progress has been made in re­cent years to open up the de­lights of the city to canal traf­fic again with the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Liverpool Link. Our Cam­paign Fes­ti­val aims to build on that and leave a pos­i­tive legacy for the res­i­dents of El­do­nian Vil­lage and all the other canal­side and wa­ter­front com­mu­ni­ties”.

For in­for­ma­tion on moor­ing spa­ces for the event visit wa­ter­ways.org.uk/chester_mersey­side.

The canal at El­do­nian and, right, IWA cam­paign fes­ti­val in full swing

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