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Teams join forces for clearance project

It was a case of many hands make light work when the Wey & Arun Canal Trust Midweek Working Party and West Sussex County Council Public Rights of Way volunteers joined forces for two days.

The groups came together on the 12th and 13th September to spend two days clearing vegetation around Rowner Lock and the public footpath to Loves Bridge in Billingshurst.

Their hard work over a mile of countryside now means the footpath is more easily accessible and walkers can better enjoy the stunning views of the canal from the path and bridge. New signposts also help mark the footpath routes.

Midweek Working Party organiser Margaret Darvill said the 20 WACT volunteers and 12 WSCC Public Rights of Way volunteers all enjoyed working together.

She added: “The area is now much more accessible and the clearance work shows off the wonderful view of the canal. The initiative was so successful that we hope to make it an annual event.”

Gill Davies
Date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Teamwork: the link-up may become an annual affair