Visit from Chilterns Conservation Board

On Thursday 9th February, WCT were delighted to conduct a guided tour of progress on our venture to Neil Jackson  and Annette Weiss, representatives from the Chilterns Conservation Board.

The tour focused on the towpath upgrade being made at the Little Tring Road section and the Vegetation Clearance made between Wharf Road, Wendover and Bridge 9 at Halton Village.

The HS2 Chilterns AONB Review Group and Defra grants have been a game-changer for Wendover Canal Trust; with Neil and Annette having personally been instrumental in our being awarded them, for which we are extremely grateful.

The trial construction of a new ca. 150mtr towpath at Little Tring will give us valuable experience and will enable us to explore with CRT how we might develop a model for more cost effective towpath upgrade(s).  

WCT would like to thank both Neil and Annette; for their advice on towpath upgrade specification, which we found very useful.

The attached photo shows (L-R)
Neil Jackson (Chilterns Conservation Board)
Annette Weiss (Chilterns Conservation Board )
Clive Johnson (WCT Chair)
Mikk Bradley (WCT Site Manager) and
Steve Chapman (WCT Trustee and Overall Team Leader for the day).

It’s also encouraging to see that Neil’s dog Fred was also taking an active interest in the new towpath being constructed behind the group

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