IWA campaigns for Liverpool
LEEDS & LIVERPOOL
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