Issue date: 3rd September 2013
The last two weeks in August saw a Waterway Recovery Group Canal Camp at Staveley on the Chesterfield Canal. WRG volunteers have been helping the Chesterfield Canal Trust to build a new Staveley Town Lock.
Following the opening of Staveley Town Basin in January 2012, there was only sporadic work on the lock until the Chesterfield Canal Festival in June when the work gained momentum.
Since then, hundreds of blocks and bricks have been laid, a secure compound has been built, footings for a new washwall have been excavated and concrete poured for foundations.
Chesterfield Canal Trust has raised over £30,000 so far with its Donate-a-Brick for Staveley Town Lock Appeal. This appeal will continue, accepting amounts from £5 upwards.
However, the money is now being spent at an alarming rate, so the Trust is making a fresh appeal. In the next few weeks, the Trust's volunteers plan to pour hundreds of cubic metres of concrete, delivered by lorry, and that is hugely expensive!
You can Donate a Cubic Metre of Concrete for £80. If you Gift Aid your donation, it becomes worth £100. All donations will be acknowledged on the Trust’s website and in its magazine, Cuckoo (unless requested otherwise).
You can Donate a Brick or Donate a Cubic Metre of Concrete via Chesterfield Canal Trust's website or send a cheque (made out to the Chesterfield Canal Trust) to the Treasurer at 47, Whitecotes Park, Walton, Chesterfield, S40 3RT.