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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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.
On Wednesday 19th February, we will be at Bewsey Lock.
Nearest postcode: WA5 9PB.
We will be involved in clearing vegetation and undergrowth from in and around the Bewsey Lock. Meet at 10:00.
On Sunday 23rd February, we will be at the Old Double Lock removing a great mess of litter.
Nearest postcode: WA11 0AB. Meet at 10:00.
On Sunday 1st March, we will again be at Winwick Dry Dock and Hulme Lock.
Nearest postcode: WA2 8RL .
We will be involved in clearing vegetation and undergrowth from in and around the Dry Dock and also at Hulme Lock.
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Last Edited: 22 Jun 20 13:30