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Halton Council’s New Bridge: A Commitment to Restore the  SANKEY CANAL.

Halton Borough Council has firmed up its commitment to the future of Spike Island and The Sankey Canal, with plans to replace the ageing wooden bridge there with a steel swing structure.

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Sankey Canal to lose its Water supply

SCARS has recently been informed by Halton Council that Fiddlers Ferry Power Station will discontinue its regular supply of water to the Sankey Canal.

This will mean that the section of canal between Bewsey Lock in Warrington and Spike Island in Widnes will gradually dry up unless a new source of supply is found soon.

Fiddlers Ferry Power Station has been feeding water into the canal since its restoration way back in the 1980’s. This was done as a goodwill gesture at no expense to either Warrington or Halton Councils.

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Sankey Canal Advocacy Booklet

The latest update from the Sankey Canal Partnership is here for you to download and read.

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Desilting Work Begins at College Street

In spite of the best efforts of Storms Ciara and Dennis, work commenced on the desilting of the Gerards Bridge Branch of the Sankey Canal on Monday 11th February.

This £330,000 scheme will help reduce the risk of flooding at Gerards Bridge on College Street after St.Helens Council secured funding from Liverpool City Region and The European Regional Development Fund.

The work is being carried out by Environment Agency and is scheduled to take around eight to ten weeks.

The work involves removing silt from the bed of Rainford Brook (which flows along the course of the Sankey Canal), starting at College Street through to Merton Bank and on to Park Road in Blackbrook.

Future Events that SCARS Sales & Exhibition Gazebo will be attending:

Events will appear here when I know the details!

Although we cannot have any Work Parties during the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Last Edited: 28 Jul 20 23:30

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