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Making Chesterfield a "canal town"

July 14, 2020 3:30 PM
By Chesterfield Liberal Democrats

Canal Trust members and borough councillors Ed Fordham, Paul Niblock and Shirley Niblock

Three canal activists, who are also Borough Councillors, have launched a petition that calls on Chesterfield Borough Council to embrace the opportunities presented by the ongoing restoration of the Chesterfield Canal.

Cllr Ed Fordham said "I am a canal boat owner myself and an enthusiastic supporter of the Canal restoration - I wanted an opportunity for residents to show their support too. This petition is good timing as the final application for Chesterfield Borough Council to determine has been submitted and the opportunities for improved cycling, walking, water transport and the dynamic of becoming a canal town again must not be missed

Cllr Shirley Niblock, who represents West Ward said "Paul and I have been members of the Trust for over 35 years and are delighted to see the steady progress that has been made by so many volunteers giving up their time and their resources. we pay tribute to the trust and we hope that this petition will mobilise the support of local residents and unlock the many benefits of the canal as a working waterway."

The Trustees of the Chesterfield Canal Tust are aware of the petition and are supportive, recognising that such an intiative will open up the debate on the massively positive impact a restored canal will have on Chesterfield and its economy.

To read and support our petition just follow this link Petition to Restore Chesterfield Canal