Driffield canal open evening

Residents are being invited to a public open evening to find out about the history of Driffield Canal and the extensive restoration work carried out to date.

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30pm at Cass Hall, King Street.

The Renaissance partnership for Driffield is playing a role in the amalgamation of the Driffield Canal Partnership, which is made up of various groups, organisations and individuals with an interest in waterways and the future potential of the Driffield Canal.

The Canal Partnership includes not only charitable groups but landowners, businesses and individuals who are looking to develop the Big Plan for the whole of the eleven mile waterway.

For the first time, all groups have been brought together under one banner to look at how they can work together to gain maximum benefit for the Canal and the town.

Izzy Kitt, Chair of the Driffield Canal Partnership, said: “This is a positive step forwards for Driffield. The group wishes to look at the Canal as a whole and the positive impact that working together could bring to the future development of Riverhead and the Canal”.

Councillor Jane Evison, the council’s portfolio holder for economic development, tourism and rural issues, is encouraging local people to get involved in the Driffield Canal Partnership. She said : “This is a great opportunity for local people to get involved and have a say in the regeneration and future development of the Driffield Canal.

“There are many people in the local area that feel impassioned about seeing Riverhead and the Canal better used as an area for leisure and recreation and they need to take this opportunity to feed in their ideas to help shape the area for future generations to enjoy.

Anyone interested in joining the Driffield Canal Partnership should contact Kerry Hillier, Renaissance Co-ordinator, at kerry.hillier@eastriding.gov.uk or telephone 01377 208414.

For more information, contact Kerry Hillier, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, tel. 01377 208414 or kerry.hillier@eastriding.gov.uk