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Canal Adoption Scheme

We have now adopted a stretch of the Birmingham Fazeley Canal between Aston Lock and Cuckoo Wharf. Wehad been working closely with The Canal and River Trust, who are responsible for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. In order to help improve the appearance and encourage more people to use the canals, our volunteers took part in the 'Clean for the Queen' campaign to remove rubbish along the canals. We  hoped to get the Aston lock shipshape by August to hold a community BBQ at the canal side, where we also planed to remove graffiti and replace it with a large mural as well as various art works with the help of local young talented artists.

The Chief Executive of Community Foundation was invited to meet with Teresa Coffey, Waterways Minister who was touring the Midlands. We highlighted the work Community Foundation was doing to improve the canal they had adopted and increase community usage. We also highlighted some of the forthcoming activities planned such as the angling sessions to encourage more people to fish and tree planting across the canal.



  • Contributes to a cleaner environment by removing rubbish, making the canal more enjoyable for everyone.

  • Creates a visually pleasing space for the community to enjoy.

  • Tree planting activities contribute to the conservation of the canal-side environment, promoting biodiversity and creating a greener, more sustainable space.

  • Raises awareness about environmental issues. 



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