New Society to Support the Daventry Canal

Issue date: 18 March 2011

On Friday, 11 March, Daventry Canal Association was formally established as a not-for-profit membership organisation whose principal purpose is to promote, assist and encourage support for the development and maintenance of the proposed Daventry Canal Arm from the Grand Union Canal to Daventry town centre.
Daventry MP, Chris Heaton-Harris (who chaired the meeting) was appointed as Honorary President, and Dean Hawkey was appointed as Chairman of the Association.
The setting up of this organisation is a timely one as detailed planning permission for the two mile canal corridor is about to be sought by Daventry District Council, and should be obtained by the end of this year.
The canal and town centre WaterSpace should encourage boaters and visitors to the town, and would create a two mile long park area containing a canal and canalside walk/cycle way, with a direct link to the Grand Union Canal, running alongside, and extending, the established Country Park, all easily accessible from the town centre.
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