Council to invest £3m in the next phase – Saul to Stonehouse

STROUD District Council is set to pump £3 million into regenerating the canal from Saul to Stonehouse over the next four years.

This will help compete the six-mile stretch of the landlocked Stroudwater Navigation Canal and open up Brimscombe, Stroud and Stonehouse into Britain’s 2,500 mile network of canals and rivers.

The new funding was announced as part of the administration’s budget and spending committee meeting on Thursday.

This will see an initial investment of £250,000 towards the extensive and complex project in 2017/18.

Photo: Cotswolds Canal Trust

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