The entire line of the Canal is protected by Local Authority Policy to safeguard and support its restoration.

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2000 - Over Canal Basin and a short section of canal restored £750k of contract work delivered by volunteers for £65k – showing the power of volunteers and private sector working together with public sector facilitation.
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2001 –2012 – The Trust secure the crucial Asset Transfer of the shell of The Wharf House, that volunteers have transformed into a Visitor Centre and a AA Red Rosette Restaurant with Rooms – directly creating employment and enhancing Gloucester’s tourism.
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The Trust have secured a number of Heritage Boats from British Waterways which are being restored and finished in Trust ‘house colours’ for use on canal restoration projects.
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A new stretch at Vineyard Hill doubles the length in water at Over – volunteers completed this length within 12 months of the acquisition of the land.
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At Moat Farm near Malswick, negotiations in January 2012 were concluded to allow work to start on restoring good length of well defined canal bed much of which has remained virtually undisturbed since its abandonment when the railway was constructed.
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At Oxenhall much work has been done by volunteers in the refacing of House Lock, the spill weir and surrounding area. Also, the restoration of an aqueduct over Ell Brook has been completed.
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At Dymock, a rail bridge has been restored by Gloucestershire County Council for Canal use in the centre of Dymock.

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At Yarkhill, the summit of the Canal, a mile long stretch has been restored by volunteers, in collaboration with the local landowners.

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At Kymin East – thanks to the generous support of the landowner in 2012, we were able to access a further 1,000 yards of the Canal as part of the wider Withington Project to restore the Canal from the existing Yarkhill site to Withington.

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At Aylestone Park, Hereford, our volunteers and supporters have partially restored the Canal and constructed a new slipway. These volunteers have also laid footpaths and cycleways throughout the Park.
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At Hereford Retail Park – we assisted to secure retail consent, gaining £1.5 million of developer investment/land (including 2 new bridges) on a £10 million scheme.... and in Hereford - a new bridge was constructed for Roman Road - this is 32 miles from the nearest point of navigation!

Thanks to a bequest we acquired the freehold of Llanthony Lock and Cottages thus securing the connection for the H&G Canal with the national inland waterways network. Our volunteers are improving the cottages and maintaining the site.
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H&G CT have promoted a major Hydro-electric, Flood Relief and new Lock scheme at Llanthony which the local MP described as ‘The most exciting environmental project Gloucester has seen for a long time.’

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We have many more new exciting Restoration Projects in the pipeline.

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