Canal Towpath Update

Written on February 16, 2021

It has taken rather a long time but Telford and Wrekin Council are now going out to tender for the tarmacking of the canal towpath from Fishers Lock right up to the top and in to Norbroom Park.

The funding has come from the Development on Forton Road. A number of councillors have been pressing for the towpath to be repaired but the issue has always been money.

A condition has been triggered that allows the money to come forward so we can all look forward to a much improved walkway.

The work is expected to start mid to late summer weather permitting.

Newport Town Council will also be trialling some pathway lighting as suggested by Cllr Tim Nelson. They will run from the town bridge to Waterside Mews and are intended to show the walkway at night. Please let them know what you think when you see them. They are being installed soon.

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