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The Inland Waterways Association

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and Sue Williams


Registered Office:

Island House, Moor Road

Chesham, Buckinghamshire


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Working Parties

Our main work sites are at Tamworth Road in Lichfield, at Summerhill near the Boat Inn on the A461, and at Fosseway Lane, with other sites such as Darnford Park occasionally.

Volunteers come and go as they wish; even if it’s only for a couple of hours your help will be most welcome.  Most weeks our own volunteers supply 100 to 200 man-hours on ground works alone. Our own working parties are sometimes supplemented by visits from the Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) and other groups.

Usually we work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and at weekends but please check Facebook for more details. Updates are posted in our Facebook Group weekly.

Please Note:  You will need to wear all appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) in line with the Trust’s

Assistance will be given with the provision of the correct PPE. Bring old clothes, stout footwear, work gloves, and refreshments. Hard hats and basic working tools can be provided as necessary, although you are welcome to bring your own.

Please read our Health & Safety Policy.

If you can help please contact volunteering@lhcrt.org.uk

Hatherton Canal

Our regular date is the third Sunday of each month, from 10 am, with some occasional extra days as required.

Contact Denis Cooper on 01543-374370 (work) for details of meeting places.

Picture shows Dennis Cooper, Joe Farren and Vic Standway in 2015

Read the Working Party Blog

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The Tamworth Road site entrance is  near the Borrowcop Locks Canal Park yellow sign, about 100 metres towards Tamworth.

The Lichfield Canal has several regular working parties:     (see below for the Hatherton Canal)

The Summerhill site entrance is just to the right of the Boat Inn on the A461.

The Fosseway Lane site entrance is between the old signal box and the privately owned cottage.

If you don’t live nearby you can get involved in restoration work via the Waterway Recovery Group


A closed group - but you can easily join.