Bourton Meadow

GRAND RE-OPENING – 26th Oct

The trustees of Buckingham Canal Society have great pleasure in inviting you to the GRAND RE-OPENING Of the Buckingham Canal, Bourton Meadow section On Saturday 26th October at 2pm by Rt Hon John Bercow MP and a patron of Buckingham Canal Society Photo above is of the Bourton Meadow site in water © Richard Lewis. This marks […]

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Bourton Meadow update

          Bourton Meadow has progressed further today with a small work party setting out wooden pegs at the right level ready for the towpath works. The below picture shows the coir mats ready to be installed and the stone ready to be spread on the towpath. Interested in helping? Take a […]

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End of Week 2

For all the news on Bourton Meadow, please click this link to visit The Bourton Meadow Blog. Over 250 meters of re-lining completed by the end of today, the end of week two. The contractors have reached the spill wier and have made great progress with the work. Volunteers will be on site tomorrow to commence work on […]

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Adopt a canal! – Bourton Meadow press release

As it reaches its first birthday on 2 July 2013, the Canal & River Trust is launching an appeal for communities to transform their local canal or river through adopting mile-long stretches of waterways across England and Wales.  The initiative has been inspired by various community groups, from scout troops to waterside residents, who have, […]

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End of week one

At the end of week one the contractors have lined about 20% and are on target. For all the news on Bourton Meadow, please click this link to visit The Bourton Meadow Blog. The white material is the bentomat clay liner and the green rolls are more rolls of it ready to be put in place. […]

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Work starts to restore the canal!

After 21 years of Buckingham Canal Society working to restore the canal, profiling has begun at the Bourton Meadow section ready to reline that part of the canal! Relining is expected to start later this week and the champagne is in the fridge getting ready for the rewatering at this site which is planned for […]

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Progress Update Easter’13

We aim to update the key project sites on a monthly basis: Cosgrove Operators for excavators and tracked dumper truck are now trained H&S paperwork has been approved by Canal & River Trust. Necessary approvals have been signed and appointed persons have been … appointed! Further work on budgets has been completed and is pending […]

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Funding awarded for re-watering Bourton Meadow

Buckingham Canal Society Patrons, The Rt Hon John Bercow and Lord Boswell of Aynho, recently joined Society members and other local community leaders to cut the first restoration sod at Bourton Meadow, on the outskirts of Buckingham. On the 25th of January 2013 the first spade entered the ground to mark the start of the […]

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Planning Update – Bourton Meadow

Our planning application for re-watering Bourton Meadow was approved in April 2012. There are a small number of conditions we have to meet and the necessary work for this should result in these conditions being met in early 2013. Additionally we have now submitted grant applications to fund the project. We thank all of you […]

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