The winners of the Canal & River Trust 2015 Living Waterways Awards were announced at an awards ceremony held on 8 October in London.
The Trust nominated the Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail at Borrowcop Locks under the Restoration and Historic Environment Section of the Living Waterways Awards 2015. See our report on the Judges visit, and read more about the Awards on the CRT website.
No-one from the Trust was able to attend the ceremony so the award certificate was delivered by Harry Arnold MBE to Bob Williams and he took the opportunity to make a public presentation at the local business Lichfield Connect breakfast meeting on Friday at the Rugby Club.
Bob acted for CRT in presenting the Award to Peter Buck, LHCRT Engineering Director, who accepted the award on behalf of the Trust and all the volunteers who had put in so much hard work over many months to complete this project for the local community. Projects like this are are only possible with the many and varied skills all the volunteers bring to the work of the Trust.
The winner is this category was the Cotswold Canals Restoration, Stroud.
The citation reads:
“Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail
As part of efforts to build a high quality towpath to increase access to the canal, the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has delivered a 400 metre long Disabled Towpath Trail at Tamworth Road
Building materials were carefully chosen to enhance the original features of the canal, including the use of recycled materials to create the narrows alongside the towpath. As well as being accessible to wheelchair and mobility scooter users, it has bus stops at either end making it appealing and relevant to the local community. "