Inaugural Meeting to Develop the Swansea Bay Inland Waterway

Inaugural Meeting to Develop the Swansea Bay Inland Waterway

30 June 2015

An inaugural meeting of organisations interested in the development of the Swansea Bay Inland Waterway (SBIW) was held on Monday 22nd June at the Neath Port Talbot Council offices in Baglan Bay. The proposal is to link the Neath, Swansea and Tenant canals via the River Tawe to form a 37 mile network. Organisations represented included Neath Port Talbot and Swansea councils, Swansea Canal Society, Neath and Tennant Canal Trust, Canal and River Trust, Sustrans, Swansea Community Boat Trust and The Inland Waterways Association. All agreed to commit to support the proposed development subject to suitable funding sources being identified. A further meeting has been arranged for late July when it is hoped a structure to coordinate and oversee the project will be established.

Photo: Neath Canal (photo by Jeanne Smith)

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