Society adopts Cosgrove

Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) has now entered into a formal adoption agreement with Canal & River Trust (CRT). This encompasses the section of Grand Union Canal around Cosgrove Lock as well as the section of Buckingham Canal to be restored from the junction adjacent to the lock through to the A5.

Jeff Whyatt (CRT) presenting the adoption certificate to Athina Beckett (BCS Chairman)

On Friday 30th November 2012, the adoption certificate was presented by Jeff Whyatt, South East Waterways Manager for CRT. Jeff said “We have been working with Buckingham Canal Society for a number of years. It is with great pleasure that I confirm the formal adoption by them of Cosgrove Lock and adjoining waterway which will form the restored Buckingham Canal. This enables Canal & River Trust to work alongside the Society and support their work on restoration, as well as BCS volunteers helping CRT with the upkeep of Cosgrove Lock.”

Athina Beckett, Chairman of BCS said “We are pleased to be amongst the first groups to undertake the CRT adoption agreement. Physical restoration work on the dry section of the canal can now proceed with the support of Jeff and his team whilst we also undertake a range of volunteer tasks to in-turn support CRT.”

BCS aims to start work on re-watering the first third of the dry canal between Cosgrove and the A5 during spring 2013.