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Shrivenham Canal Park: Regeneration

Waterways in Progress Grant: Wilts & Berks Canal


The Shrivenham Canal Park project aims to establish a small 4-acre park, owned by the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, as a community and environmental asset.

The Waterways in Progress grant will help fund activities designed to increase the biodiversity, aesthetics and wildlife of the area, including the refi lling of the 125m section of the Wilts & Berks Canal that forms part of the park. The grant application also includes the purchase of a solar pump which will take water from a stream to the east of the park and pump it to the canal section alongside the park.

A key aspect of the Shrivenham Canal Park Project is community engagement. The trust hopes to work with local community groups to establish ‘green teams’ to help support the ongoing maintenance of the park. It also hopes the waterway park will be used by kayakers and as a safe space by the community for rest and recreation on the route of the Shrivenham Circular Walk.

Usage of this kind will demonstrate the value of the canal to local people and adjacent landowners.

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In May 2019 we launched a new grant of up to £100,000 to assist in funding projects, which promote the Waterways in Progress report vision and values. This grant has been made possible by legacies that have been left to the Association.

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