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Wiltshire Council to transfer land to the Trust
Friday, 27 May 2016 16:21

2015-12-05 dog walkers at chaddington 1500The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is pleased to announce that last week Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet Capital Assets Committee approved the transfer of a number of sections of the waterway owned by the Authority.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, said: “Wiltshire Council is a long standing partner in this restoration and we are pleased be able to assist the volunteers to progress work on the Wilts & Berks Canal. Wiltshire continues to benefit from the great tourism attraction of the Kennet & Avon canal, which was similarly restored with the passion and enthusiasm of volunteers: it is a wonderful success story and is a great benefit to the community”
Wilts & Berks Canal Trust Chairman Roderick Bluh said: “The Trust is extremely grateful for this support and demonstration of the confidence of Wiltshire Council in the work of the volunteers. In practical terms it represents at least 15% of the canal route in Wiltshire. This will help considerably with the ability to fundraise, and we hope it will also encourage other landowners to consider helping with this inspiring community led project.”