Lock­ies wanted

Canal Boat - - News -

DO YOU like work­ing out­side and keep­ing fit? Do you like chat­ting to peo­ple and help­ing them? If so, you might be in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a vol­un­teer lock-keeper with the Canal & River Trust.

There were 750 vol­un­teer lock-keep­ers at 85 sites last year. They in­ter­acted with over 12,500 visi­tors (on boats and on the tow­path) in an av­er­age week – and CRT reck­ons they helped save around 2,300 lock us­ages each week by giv­ing good ad­vice and get­ting boaters to dou­ble-up.

At present there are va­can­cies at locks around the sys­tem and some at sev­eral well-known lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing: Stoke Bruerne and Braun­ston on the Grand Union Canal; Green­ber­field on the Leeds & Liver­pool’s trans-Pen­nine reaches; Lon­don’s fa­mous Cam­den Locks, and Llang­y­nidr on the scenic Mon­mouthshire & Bre­con.

To find out if there’s an op­por­tu­nity in your area, and for more in­for­ma­tion, visit canal­rivertrust.org. uk/vol­un­teer

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