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Canal future forum

Created on 03/06/2016 @ 14:56
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The future of the Montgomery Canal is to be discussed later this month, including ways to overcome the obstacles currently preventing the link up near Newtown through to Welshpool and Llanymynech.

The Montgomery Canal Forum is organised by the Montgomery Waterway Resoration Trust and will be held in Newtown on 27 June.

It will include speakers from Newtown Town Council, Powys County Council, Canal and River Trust and others.

Trust Chairman Michael Limbrey said, "The Montgomery Canal is part of a network of waterways which stretches across England and Wales. We are now working on ambitious plans to complete the last few miles of derelict canal to Llanymynech and to overcome the obstacles from there to the navigable section centred on Welshpool.

“The Montgomery Canal Forum is a public meeting, to which all are invited. We shall hear what the canal means to Powys County Council and the Canal & River Trust which runs the canal. We can look too at ways to overcome the road crossings which obstruct the canal to Welshpool.

“A month ago we had two hundred visitors joining the Montgomeryshire Triathlon, some coming a long way to enter. And a week after the Forum, the Canal and Food Festival will bring life to the canal, with coracle racing to add to the fun.”

Speaking at the forum will be Cllr Richard Edwards, Mayor of Newtown; Lynne Berry OBE, Chair of the Canal and River Trust in Wales; Cllr Avril York, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Planning at Powys County Council.

The meeting will take place at The Elephant and Castle in Broad Street, Newtown at 2.30pm on 27 June.
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