IWA Lichfield Branch Helps Regenerate Historic Area of Rugeley

rugeley_wp11_youth_teamIssue date: 4th April 2012

The Waterside Action Team Rugeley (WATR) had additional help on Sunday from the Victory Christian Centre Youth Group. WATR, which is a community group lead by the Inland Waterways Association, are gradually improving the Brindley Bank area of Rugeley by the Canal Aqueduct.
The latest development is a bid for money from the Community Paths Initiative to help improve the public footpath leading from Wolseley Road down to the ‘Bloody Steps’ by the canal. This path will form part of a 2.5 mile circular walk around the canal which will be named ‘the Brindley Trail’ in honour of James Brindley, the chief engineer of the Trent and Mersey Canal.

The young volunteers cleared undergrowth, weeds and litter, while other volunteers worked hard to uncover the old tramway which is by the aqueduct, renovated a bench across the canal, and generally tidied the area up.

Photo by Margaret Beardsmore.