Pocklington Canal Amenity Society devising Sandhill Lock restoration plans after welcome £100,000 boost

Pocklington Canal Amenity Society (PCAS) has had some very welcome news from East Yorkshire Council regarding a major restoration scheme.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 6:30 pm
The Sandhill Lock Restoration Appeal was awarded £100,000 from the Council’s Commuted Sums Fund and brings the total raised for the project to £200,000.

The Sandhill Lock Restoration Appeal was awarded £100,000 from the council’s Commuted Sums fund and brings the total raised for the project to £200,000.

The restoration project is complicated by the Sandhill Lock’s severely dilapidated condition and plans are being developed to ensure repairs can begin with all the key safety measures in place.

PCAS Chairman Paul Waddington said: “We are absolutely thrilled at this news.

“After the struggles and difficulties of the past year, and being unable to raise funds, this comes as such welcome relief.

“We can now get on and plan the repairs in the knowledge that there will be enough funding to completely restore a historic listed structure that has been unused since the turn of the 20th Century.

“Our volunteer workforce is eager to begin work as soon as it is possible.”