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Work Parties

Details of Work Parties


On the conservation and restoration projects there are plenty of opportunities on offer.  Anyone with experience of construction or conservation would be ideal but this is not by any means essential and any offers of help will be warmly welcomed. - Call Ian below or just turn up at the venue publicised on here.


If you want to do something positive to help the restoration, then join our regular Work Parties!


Generally SCARS often organises work parties to do practical work on and around the Canal.


Our work party organiser is Ian Hornby.  You can contact him on 07753 289765 or email for further information.


All volunteers are assured of a warm friendly welcome.  You don't have to come for all day, just come for a couple of hours and try it!

The Next Work Party

Where: Blackbrook Basin, St Helens


When: Sunday 4th June 2023

Time: from 10:00 until 16:30


Vegetation & Sapling Clearance from the line of the canal

What: Tasks will involve tree and towpath vegetation clearance along the line of the canal.

Also litter clearance in the surrounding area.

Meet in Car Park behind the Ship Inn

Nearest Postcode: WA11 0AB

What3Words: ///closes.invest.falls

There are a few rules that apply:


  1. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age & under 70 years of age.

  2. Sturdy footwear is advisable.  Steel toe-capped boots are essential for construction tasks.

  3. Wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or torn.

  4. We can supply work gloves, goggles and hard hats. (You can bring your own.)

  5. SCARS have all the necessary tools and equipment.

  6. Be prepared to work under supervision and abide by any rules of the site.

  7. Bring a packed lunch and a drink.

  8. Waterproof clothing is useful if it should rain.

  9. The work won't be too hard; you just work to your own strengths.

  10. Enjoy it and have fun!

If you have any problems with the above then please get in touch to see if we can find other ways of using your valued help.

And the Next One ...

To see pictures from our recent work party projects, click on the button below

Important Notice

All volunteers on a Sankey Canal Restoration Society work party are covered by the society’s Public Liability Insurance policy.

Last Edited: 10 May 23 17:35

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