BTCV work at Foxton 28 July 2010
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers have been working at Foxton. This week they are removing redundant fencing materials, cutting back plants, which are intruding on to the paths and generally tidying up.
Future works include painting outdoor museum objects, removing weed from the upper arm of the canal, which leads to the Inclined Plane Boat lift, and general repairs. This voluntary impute is highly valued by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust, and apre4shiated by visitors to the site who often think that it is always British waterways. Whilst BW look after the locks well, limitations on budgets doesn’t allow for the ‘extras’ above the basic maintenance necessary for safe operation and visitor satisfaction.
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Foxton Inclined Plane Trust, runs Foxton Canal Museum. We are a voluntary run organisation promoting the Victorian Boat Lift and Leicestershire's canals.