Chance to take up lock-keep­ing role

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Canal & River Trust, the char­ity, which looks af­ter the Grand Union Canal in Cow­ley, are look­ing for new vol­un­teers to take-up ar­guably the most iconic wa­ter­way role – the lock keeper.

The role in­volves vol­un­teer­ing at the lo­cal locks, help­ing pass­ing boaters, wel­com­ing vis­i­tors and giv­ing a hand to the Trust’s teams in main­tain­ing the canal.

Vol­un­teers will help to keep the his­toric tra­di­tion of lock-keep­ing alive along the canal, where lock keep­ers have been part of wa­ter­way life for hun­dreds of years. Full train­ing is pro­vided and peo­ple of all ages are en­cour­aged to ap­ply.

Find out more at canal­­un­teer or call 0303 0404040.

JOE COG­GINS Canal & River Trust

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