Group to look after canal bridge
A NEW group has been launched to maintain a neglected section of Macclesfield Canal.
The Canal and River Trust (CRT) has developed a programme of adoption groups which encourage communities to look after stretches of canal around a mile in length.
There were several adoption groups on Macclesfield Canal, but none in the town itself.
Now a group has launched to maintain the canal at bridge 40 on Windmill Lane. It comes after residents Duncan Learmond and Ray Butler had a meeting with MP David Rutley and took the idea to the Macclesfield Canal Society, which then secured the backing of the CRT. The group has now had its first tidy-up at the canal.
Mr Rutley, who attended the session, said: “It was a pleasure to attend the first meeting. Volunteers have worked hard to get the group in place. This is an important initiative to make Macclesfield Canal a more enjoyable place to visit. The canal is an important part of our heritage.”
The group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month. All are welcome.
Contact Duncan Learmond on 07584 285766 or email dgl_70@ yahoo.com to get involved.
●» David Rutley MP with members of the Macclesfield Canal Adoption Group.