Since 1992 Buckingham Canal Society have been working on sites along the Old Stratford and Buckingham arms of the Grand Union Canal which they eventually hope to see re-opened breathing new life, recreational opportunities and environment friendly business to the area.
The society’s aim is the restoration of the Buckingham Canal to full navigable order, to promote and improve conservation, biodiversity and quality of life.
THURSDAY 6TH JUNE: ‘HANDS ON’ VOLUNTEERING PROJECT – ALL WELCOME!
The Society are marking the National Volunteers Week by running an extra practical task on Thursday 6th June:
The Buckingham Canal Society are working to restore the disused Buckingham Canal which use to run from the village of Cosgrove to the town of Buckingham hoping that to people will join us in this exciting project for part of ‘National Volunteers Week’.
As a volunteer on the day, you will have a chance to be part of a team helping to restore part of a canal bridge or they may be helping to improve part of the towpath at Cosgrove. This gets very muddy in winter and is almost impossible to walk along so the work is to help disabled people enjoy the canal more and also be of great assistance to other walker and boaters.
If you want to be part of the exciting project and want more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01908 661217 or just turn up on Thursday 6th June at 10.00 in Lock Lane, MK19 7JR
You will need to wear oldish clothes and bring lunch but they will supply all tools and equipment, and training is given where necessary but no experience is needed and we are a very friendly group and always welcome new people.
NOT AVAILABLE ON THE 6TH OF JUNE, BUT KEEN TO GET INVOLVED?
If you have an interest an interest in and passion for conservation and environmental work, the Society has a number of volunteering roles currently available. It is a great chance to help the environment whilst also enjoy the great outdoors, however administrative roles are also available! Please follow the links below to get more details and to apply through our volunteer recruitment platform, Simply Connect:
Nature Reserve Restoration (group volunteering opportunity!)
Planning Post (experience of writing and submitting planning applications desirable)
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE…
To find out more about the work of Buckingham Canal Society as well as about their history and the history of the Canal, visit their website on
https://www.buckinghamcanal.org.uk or follow the Society on social media:
Twitter: twitter.com/BCSocietyUK (#Buckingham Canal Society #BCS)