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Ashby Canal restoration

Work is to begin on a £500,000 restoration project of a Leicestershire canal after funding was secured.

The money for the Snarestone phase has come from the East Midlands Development Agency (Emda) and is part of a £14m revamp of Ashby canal.

It will be spent on a nature reserve, new fencing and an improved turning point.

The next phase of the project which has been led by Leicestershire County Council is planned for Measham.

Councillor Ernie White, cabinet member for community service, said: “All we needed was the EMDA money, and now we can get started.

“The Emda backing reflects the benefits of the project for tourism… and the local economy.”

From bbc.co.uk

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