Pocklington Canal project wins support

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A project to breathe new life into one of Britain’s most important canals for wildlife and heritage is a step closer after winning initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The scheme, involving a number of partners, aims to improve and safeguard Pocklington Canal for future generations.

In particular the project will protect important wildlife habitats along the canal repairing the beautiful and iconic 200-year-old Church Bridge and reinterpreting a distinctive swing bridge.

The Canal & River Trust in partnership with East & North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership, East Riding Council, the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society and Natural England has been awarded development funding of £47,100 to help progress their plans to apply for a full grant of almost £500,000.

Full story in next week’s Pocklington Post (23 January).