Volunteers help extend Lichfield Canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail

Staff from Lichfield’s Police Mutual Assurance Society offices gave up their day to help extend the city canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail.

Staff from the Police Mutual Asssurance Society offices in Lichfield who extended the Heritage Towpath Trail at Summerhill

Staff from the Police Mutual Asssurance Society offices in Lichfield who extended the Heritage Towpath Trail at Summerhill

A group of ten workers met for Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s corporate volunteer group session at Summerhill, between the Oddfellows in the Boat Inn and the aqueduct over the M6 Toll Road.

The team set up timber edging and placed and compacted stone for a 45 metre length of the towpath, which is part of a project to restore a seven-mile section of waterway linking the Wyrley and Essington Canal at Ogley Junction near Brownhills with the Coventry Canal at Huddlesford.

The Trust’s engineering director Peter Buck said: “This was a very successful day from another group of friends and we look forward to seeing the Police Mutual team again in the new year.

“Our thanks go to all the corporate groups and volunteers who have supported the Trust throughout the year and achieved so much towards our goal of opening the Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail for the community.”

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