L&HCRT is a member of the Staffordshire Waterways Group


The Inland Waterways Association

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and Sue Williams


Registered Office:

Island House, Moor Road

Chesham, Buckinghamshire


Registered in England - No. 2456172

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Working Parties

Lichfield Canal Engineering

We now work every Wednesday, Thursday,  Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Our team leaders are:

An easy way to make contact or check what we are doing is via our Facebook Group

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.

The main focus of our attention is at Tamworth Road, Lichfield
and at Summerhill, near the Boat Inn on the A461.

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

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

If you can help please Contact info@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.

Please Note:  You will need to wear all appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) in line with the Trust’s Health & Safety Policy. Assistance will be given with the provision of the correct PPE.

Working Party News Reports Archive

Mainly Lichfield Canal but Hatherton Canal is also included some reports

The Restoration of Tamworth Road 2000–2015

The Restoration of Summerhill 2015 on

2012 - Re-watering Pound 26

2009 - Lock 25 Bywash

2008 - Borrowcop Locks Canal Park

2007 - Tamworth Road continued

2006 - Mainly Tamworth Road

Get involved via the Waterway Recovery Group

Subscribe to their magazine ‘Navvies’

Read the Working Party Blog

Facebook Group

Discuss this page or other topics with our Facebook Group

Entrance to our Tamworth Road site


Tamworth Road site entrances


Summerhill site entrance

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

The ‘Greens and Grounds’ Teams

Work is going on by “green and grounds” every Saturday and on occasional Sundays and other days at 6 sites:

See our Facebook Group for more up to date information about where and when we will be meeting, or contact  Christine Bull or Mike Battisson