Fenny Stratford Lock (No 22 and the Grand Union Canal between Bridge 94 (Watling Street) and Bridge 96 (Simpson Road) were adopted by the Milton Keynes Branch on the 29th of August 2012. The adoption is officially certified by Canal & River Trust and work is carried out in liaison with, and with support from, CRT. Under the adoption, the Branch is responsible for all the non-mechanical maintenance of the lock and its environs as well as the towpath area between the two bridges, excluding grass and hedge cutting. The Branch’s volunteer work parties have made a significant impact on the area : the lock gates, bollards, swing bridge, Pump House, sanitary station and fencing have been repainted and will continue to be, as will control of weeds and vegetation.
Regular work parties are held from 9:30am-1:30pm and the dates currently scheduled for Spring 2019 are:-
Friday 1st March
Saturday 30th March
Friday 12th April
Saturday 27th April
Friday 10th May
We are always seeking new volunteers and anyone who would like to be involved would be much welcomed and should contact Project Co-ordinator Pat Durham by emailing her here.
Gloves and tools are provided as is mid-morning coffee/tea.
Volunteers at the Pump House alongside Fenny Stratford Lock, with plants generously donated by Dobbies Milton Keynes.