Sankey Canal Partnership aim to reopen historic waterway

18 Sep 2017

Business

The Sankey Canal Partnership will be launched at a conference in St. Helens on 27th September.

Their aim is to reopen the canal which originally ran from St. Helens, through Warrington to the Mersey via Runcorn. The canal corridor is still intact, and is a wonderful resource for wildlife, walkers, cyclists and other leisure users.

A great deal of work has already been done in Halton, Warrington and St. Helens to enhance the corridor and re-open sections of the canal. The Partnership will build on this work, hopefully bringing in additional resources.

The Sankey offers unique opportunities for new physical and leisure activities that will enhance people’s health and wellbeing.

The conference is aimed at local communities and those with an interest in local government, as well as health professionals and those who understand the importance of physical activity in promoting wellbeing.

Speakers will include a Director of Public Health, successful canal regenerators locally and nationally, together with contributions from the Canal and River Trust and other members of the Sankey Canal Partnership.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00 at The World of Glass, Chalon Way East, St Helens, WA10 1BX.

Please confirm attendance to andrea.barrett@canalrivertrust.org.uk | Tel: 01942 405723