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THE LATEST DREDGING contract to get underway on the Canal & River Trust’s network sees work in progress on the Grand Union Canal in Buckinghamshire.
The £ 650,000 project will involve the Trust’s dredging contractors Land & Water spot-clearing various reported problem sites in the county, including bridges and lock approaches, with the dredged material spread on canalside agricultural land. CRT dredging manager Paul Fox said the Trust had “known for a while that some boaters have had problems due to the build-up of silt”.
The project is due to end around the end of October. Next on the list for dredging between now and the spring are the Leeds & Liverpool Rufford Branch, Lancaster Canal, Coventry Canal, Montgomery Canal and Ribble Link.