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Help shape the next part of the canal restoration by filling in this short survey

Published: Thursday, 15 August, 2019

People are being asked to complete a survey that will give valuable insight into how, and why, they use the canal corridor, including what would encourage them to use it more.

The information provided will be used to shape the next part of the canal restoration, from The Ocean in Stonehouse, to Saul Junction.

“We know that the canal is well used by, and has huge community support,” said Dave Marshall, Stroud District Council’s Canal Manager.

“But in order to make sure as many people as possible enjoy the canal we need to know exactly who is using it, and what would encourage them to use it more,” he added.

A five mile section of canal between Thrupp and Stonehouse has been restored, with the next phase of the project being to connect Stroud and Stonehouse to the nation’s inland waterway network.

Together with the Cotswold Canals Trust, Stroud District Council received crucial initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (now known as the Heritage Fund), to the tune of £842,000 development funding in 2018, prior to applying for a further £9 million to complete the project. 

The survey will run until 15 September.

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