Nottingham’s £1.5m canal scheme

A major part of a 10-year plan to regenerate the River Trent in Nottingham has started.

British Waterways is investing £1.5m to improve the city’s river and canal network and link the towpath between Beeston Canal and the River Trent.

The aim is to encourage more cyclists, walkers and boaters to enjoy the waterways and improve access to Nottingham city centre.

The project is expected to take about 24 weeks to complete.

‘Diverse waterside’

The scheme will involve an upgrade of towpaths and walking routes along with the installation of a wider footbridge and the creation of a public rest area.

The money has come from British Waterways, East Midlands Development Agency, English Partnerships and Nottingham City Council.

Caroline Killeavy, general manager for British Waterways East Midlands, said: “The Meadow Lane project will bring significant benefits to Nottingham.

“By further opening up the canal as a cleaner, greener traffic-free route into and out of the city, the project will form a key part of Nottingham’s ongoing local transport plan, and improve access for visitors to enjoy the city’s impressive and diverse waterside.”

from bbc.co.uk

One Response to “Nottingham’s £1.5m canal scheme”

  1. Paul Says:

    I am looking to get involved in restoration of narrowboats, barges anything on the waterways really. I would appreciate any information regarding how/who to do this.