The JQNF is adopting the Farmers Bridge flight of locks, most of which run through the JQ.
This month we were weeding and lock painting.
The Canal & River Trust supplied the necessary equipment (paint, brushes, gardening gloves, weeding tools, etc). We just turn up in old clothes.
Forthcoming dates are: Sat 4th 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!