HS2 affects the Ashby Canal Restoration
HS2 is crossing a proposed new housing development that incorporates restoration of a section of Ashby Canal.
The proposed development of the housing and incorporated canal restoration is supported by ACT members including Ashby Canal Association, Leicestershire County Council and North West Leicestershire District Council. The proposed route of the HS2 link from Birmingham to Leeds threatens to blight the housing development and lose funding for 1100 metres of canal reinstatement through Measham.
The Ashby Canal needs your support now before it is too late to influence the final line of HS2.
You can submit any comments you have directly to HS2 using this link http://www.hs2.org.uk/route-consultation before 31 January 2014, but better to make them as soon as possible.
Pplease look at the web link above, which acts as a source of further information before you respond with your comments.
Moira Canal Festival 2014 is on 17,18 May, at Moira Furnace, DE12 6AT
For a look at the video of previous festivals
See MOIRA FESTIVAL Festival tab for update on the 2014 event.
The Ashby Canal
In 2010, the first length of restored canal was opened at Snarestone, including a swingbridge and slipway. A further short length has been completed and funding is being sought to enable this phase of the works to continue to Ilott Wharf, some 3/4 mile distant.
Don't forget -
14th MOIRA CANAL FESTIVAL
17,18,May 2014. See Moira Festival tab as the 2014 festival is put together.