Adopt a Canal: Sun 3 June

The JQNF is adopting the Farmers Bridge flight of locks, most of which run through the JQ. The next session will be on Sunday 3rd June at 11am. Meeting place: entrance to the canal from Water Street. Last month we planted some herbs and painted over loads of graffiti. This month, we’ll paint over some more graffiti, do a bit more gardening, and we might get to paint some lock beams (TBC).

The Canal & River Trust supply the necessary equipment (paint, brushes, gardening gloves, weeding tools, etc). We’re alway looking for new helpers and you’re welcome to join us.

You don’t need to make a long term commitment, you’re welcome to attend for just one session! But please email Thomas at twildish [at] gmail [dot] com so we know to expect you.

Forthcoming dates are: Sun 3rd Jun | Sat 7th Jul | Sun 5th Aug | Sat 1 Sept | Sun 7 Oct. Saturdays will be from 1pm and Sundays from 11am. We usually meet for about three hours.

Over the year, activities we will be doing will fall into three main categories:
– Maintenance: e.g, painting locks & metal work / managing vegetation / removing graffiti
– Canal improvements: e.g. installing planters (on the towpath) / planting other vegetation / commissioning public art for the canal (although this would be in the long term and not in the first year)
– Community events: e.g. doing events as part of Heritage Week

We will keep you updated on our progress over the year, and we hope you’ll be able to join us!

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