Breach re­pair backed by £1.4m Peo­ple’s Post­code Lot­tery grant

Canal Boat - - Canal Boat News -

Re­pairs to the ma­jor breach on the Mid­dlewich Branch of the Shrop­shire Union can be com­pleted with less of a drain on the Canal & River Trust’s main­te­nance bud­get, thanks to £1,420,000 awarded by the Peo­ple’s Post­code Lot­tery, al­ready a ma­jor spon­sor of CRT.

Mean­while on site, the £3m re­pairs were al­ready pro­gress­ing well at the time of a pub­lic open day in Septem­ber (pic­tured), with re­build­ing of the washed-out em­bank­ment near­ing com­ple­tion, ready for chan­nel re­in­state­ment us­ing a water­proof PVC mem­brane and fi­bre-re­in­forced lin­ing. CRT is aim­ing to com­plete the re­pairs for a Christ­mas re­open­ing.

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