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Bid to boost Grantham Canal

The leader and deputy leader of South Kesteven District Council are backing efforts to restore the Grantham Canal.

The pair recently visited the 200-year-old waterway and told last week’s SKDC cabinet meeting they were ‘impressed’ by the ‘tremendous’ work of the Grantham Canal Society.

Coun Matthew Lee told the council meeting that canals are important for the economy, heritage, biodiversity and environment.

He said a group called the Grantham Canal Partnership, made up of councils and other interested parties along its 33 mile route hadn’t met for some time, but he would try and get it going again.

“I am impressed with the work the society is doing. We should become strong partners.”

Deputy leader Kelham Cooke said the pair were “astounded at the work and effort they put into their schemes, which presented an enormous opportunity to this area.”

Coun Cooke confirmed SKDC would try and resurrect the forum, which would see how the society could secure funding to help its works.

He added the council already helped with its Big Clean and providing litter bins.


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