Maidenhead canals to be restored

Local councillors grant permission for restoration work

The canals and waterways around Maidenhead are to be restored following a decision by local councillors to grant permission.
The councillors approved the plans, which include widening section of the canal to allow narrow boats and other marine traffic to access the waterways. The Maindenhead Waterways Restoration Group (MWRG) has been pushing the plans forward since 2006, aiming to make the waterways a more attractive asset to the area.
John Morgan, MWRG’s technical lead, told the BBC News website, “At the moment, we have a derelict stream in one half and the other half with no water running through it.”
The next challenge is for MWRG to secure funding for dredging of the canals.