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  • The Droitwich Canals’ Restoration Partnership was established in 2000 between British Waterways, Droitwich Canals Trust, The Waterways Trust, Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire County Council in order to further the restoration project creating a linear canal park and establishing a 21 mile cruising ring.
  • Both the Junction and Barge Canals are set to be fully restored with funding secured from Advantage West Midlands, Heritage Lottery Fund, Wychavon District Council, Worcestershire County Council and Inland Waterways Association. Additional funding has come from the Welcome to our futures, Awards for all and the Dulverton Trust.
  • Information on the audio trail is available online at www.waterscape.com/droitwich

 

During the project

Within 5 years of completion

  • 4 new locks & 500m of channel built
  • New Tunnel under the A449
  • Dredging of approx 5 miles of canal
  • Establishment of an offline reedbed
  • Creation of 21mile (33.5km) cruising ring
  • 31 Heritage structures conserved
  • 2,500 volunteer days
  • 12 new or improved access points
  • 8 school weeks
  • 604 people received training
  • 11 Interpretation/Community Art Projects
  • 744 person yrs construction employment
  • 46 visitor moorings
  • £2.75m additional visitor spend
  • 196 FTE jobs
  • 322,000 additional visitor days plus
  • 12,000 p.a. cycling visits
  • 2,000 p.a. canoe visits
  • 3,500 angling visits
  • £3,088,800 uplift values for adj. houses
  • £144,000 annual health benefits
  • 20% increase on W&BC & River Severn
  • 3,300 new boat movements
  • 87 permanent moorings
  • 24 ha of brownfield land regenerated
  • 10 to 15 new businesses established