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Staffordshire students bring learning to life on historic canals

21 March 2016 - 1:42pm

Students in Staffordshire have spent this week working on the county’s 200 year old canals as part of a project aimed at bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to life.
 
The group from Stoke-on-Trent College spent the week with the Canal & River Trust, helping the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England & Wales to improve the county’s canals for people and wildlife.

Staffordshire students bring learning to life on historic canals

21 March 2016 - 1:42pm

Students in Staffordshire have spent this week working on the county’s 200 year old canals as part of a project aimed at bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to life.
 
The group from Stoke-on-Trent College spent the week with the Canal & River Trust, helping the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England & Wales to improve the county’s canals for people and wildlife.

Staffordshire students bring learning to life on historic canals

21 March 2016 - 1:42pm

Students in Staffordshire have spent this week working on the county’s 200 year old canals as part of a project aimed at bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to life.
 
The group from Stoke-on-Trent College spent the week with the Canal & River Trust, helping the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England & Wales to improve the county’s canals for people and wildlife.

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New Staffordshire Waterways website invites canal and river collaboration

15 January 2016 - 11:05am

A new website has been launched which invites Staffordshire residents, communities and businesses to explore ways they can work together to look after and enhance the county’s waterways.
 
staffswaterways.org.uk has been developed by the Staffordshire Waterways Group (SWG) to provide a vision for the County’s waterways. It suggests an approach to how each canal could be improved to deliver a better place to live and to create economic growth, and looks at the value of waterways from many perspectives including community, business, tourism, health, transport and the environment.

New Staffordshire Waterways website invites canal and river collaboration

15 January 2016 - 11:05am

A new website has been launched which invites Staffordshire residents, communities and businesses to explore ways they can work together to look after and enhance the county’s waterways.
 
staffswaterways.org.uk has been developed by the Staffordshire Waterways Group (SWG) to provide a vision for the County’s waterways. It suggests an approach to how each canal could be improved to deliver a better place to live and to create economic growth, and looks at the value of waterways from many perspectives including community, business, tourism, health, transport and the environment.

New Staffordshire Waterways website invites canal and river collaboration

15 January 2016 - 11:05am

A new website has been launched which invites Staffordshire residents, communities and businesses to explore ways they can work together to look after and enhance the county’s waterways.
 
staffswaterways.org.uk has been developed by the Staffordshire Waterways Group (SWG) to provide a vision for the County’s waterways. It suggests an approach to how each canal could be improved to deliver a better place to live and to create economic growth, and looks at the value of waterways from many perspectives including community, business, tourism, health, transport and the environment.

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Uttoxeter Canal: Work Party Reports August 2015

22 September 2015 - 3:35pm

Our work parties in August saw us back in the vicinity of Crumpwood once again tackling Himalayan balsam.

Uttoxeter Canal: Work Party Reports August 2015

22 September 2015 - 3:35pm

Our work parties in August saw us back in the vicinity of Crumpwood once again tackling Himalayan balsam.

Uttoxeter Canal: Work Party Reports August 2015

22 September 2015 - 3:35pm

Our work parties in August saw us back in the vicinity of Crumpwood once again tackling Himalayan balsam.

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Volunteers repaint iconic cast iron bridge in a week

15 July 2015 - 12:58pm

Volunteers from two local waterway charities spent a week in June re-painting a 19th Century canal bridge on the Caldon Canal.

The cast iron bridge at Hazelhurst Junction, which is a Grade 2 Listed structure, hadn’t been painted for over twenty years, and so The Inland Waterways Association’s North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust joined forces to plan and implement a project to paint the bridge in a week.

Volunteers repaint iconic cast iron bridge in a week

15 July 2015 - 12:58pm

Volunteers from two local waterway charities spent a week in June re-painting a 19th Century canal bridge on the Caldon Canal.

The cast iron bridge at Hazelhurst Junction, which is a Grade 2 Listed structure, hadn’t been painted for over twenty years, and so The Inland Waterways Association’s North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust joined forces to plan and implement a project to paint the bridge in a week.

Uttoxeter Canal work party report - April 2015

16 April 2015 - 5:33pm

The latest work party on the Uttoxeter Canal continued work in the Crumpwood area. One group dealt with a large clump of hawthorn which was hiding the wall of the weir-keeper’s cottage while another group went to Bridge 70 to remove a tree beside the recently restored towpath. Work to reveal buried parts of the weir also continued.

Uttoxeter Canal work party report - April 2015

16 April 2015 - 5:33pm

The latest work party on the Uttoxeter Canal continued work in the Crumpwood area. One group dealt with a large clump of hawthorn which was hiding the wall of the weir-keeper’s cottage while another group went to Bridge 70 to remove a tree beside the recently restored towpath. Work to reveal buried parts of the weir also continued.

Churnet Valley Woodland Wildlife Surveyor

20 March 2015 - 4:58pm

Our Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership colleagues at RSPB are looking for a Woodland Wildlife Surveyor to carry out surveys along the line of the Caldon Canal in the next couple of months. The main task is to undertake a playback surveys for willow tits. This involves playing a willow tit call for two minutes every 100m and then waiting for a further two minutes to see if there is any response.

Churnet Valley Woodland Wildlife Surveyor

20 March 2015 - 4:58pm

Our Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership colleagues at RSPB are looking for a Woodland Wildlife Surveyor to carry out surveys along the line of the Caldon Canal in the next couple of months. The main task is to undertake a playback surveys for willow tits. This involves playing a willow tit call for two minutes every 100m and then waiting for a further two minutes to see if there is any response.

Volunteers work towards job qualifications on the Caldon Canal

17 February 2015 - 2:55pm

A group of volunteers are being encouraged to gain new skills and work towards a level 2 qualification in Work Based Environmental Conservation, accredited by City & Guilds. There are currently 10 volunteers aged from 16 to 20 who attend 3 days a week, working on various tasks on the Caldon Canal.

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