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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.

February WorkParties

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.

March WorkParty

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.

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

Events will appear here when I know the details!

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Last Edited: 17 Feb 20 11:50

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