DROITWICH CANALS PROGRESS “REASON TO BE CHEERFUL” SAYS MP
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DROITWICH CANALS PROGRESS “REASON TO BE CHEERFUL” SAYS MP

The remarkable progress on the restoration and re-opening of the Droitwich canals is a real reason for cheerfulness in difficult times says the town’s MP, Peter Luff

Mr Luff visited the canal project today, Monday, with Jason Leach from British Waterways to see for himself the state of the project.

Mr Luff walked through the new tunnel under the A449, witnessed dredging of the Barge Canal between the A449 and the River Severn and saw the outstanding restoration of the two locks between the river and the tunnel.

Commenting, he said,

“I know life is difficult for many people at present, but what is happening on the local canals is a real reason for optimism. When they are open next year, they will bring new life to the town and new economic opportunities to significant areas of the county.

“I congratulate British Waterways and all their partners on what has been achieved.

“After so much work by so many people, and especially by the volunteers in the Droitwich Canals Trust, it is wonderful to see the dream of re-opening both the Junction and Barge Canals becoming a reality.

“I am sure that the new Worcestershire Cruising Ring that is being created will be one of the most popular waterway destinations in the country and will represent a huge boost to local tourism.”

ENDS

Photograph shows Peter Luff at Lock Number 8 at the junction of the River Severn and the Barge Canal.


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