Canal mystery

First published in Letters

AS PART of a recent drive to get fit, I’ve recently taken to jogging along the Crumlin Arm canal above Crosskeys and Risca.

I noticed that there is some work taking place at the Cwmcarn end of the canal and, being nosy, I searched the internet for more details.

That search revealed that about five years ago there was a plan for the canal to be brought up to scratch and made navigable along its entire length.

I can’t find any more up to date information on this - are any Argus readers able to assist?

Bryan Wilkes, Penrhiw Terrace, Risca

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10:39pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Exile Elmo says...

I think there was a reliance on lottery grants that may not have come through. Try http://www.islwyncan
alassociation.com/ and give them a call or pop in to the 14 locks centre
I think there was a reliance on lottery grants that may not have come through. Try http://www.islwyncan alassociation.com/ and give them a call or pop in to the 14 locks centre Exile Elmo
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10:39pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Exile Elmo says...

I think there was a reliance on lottery grants that may not have come through. Try http://www.islwyncan
alassociation.com/ and give them a call or pop in to the 14 locks centre
I think there was a reliance on lottery grants that may not have come through. Try http://www.islwyncan alassociation.com/ and give them a call or pop in to the 14 locks centre Exile Elmo
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2:07pm Sun 30 Mar 14

DraigDun says...

It seems to be repair work on a 'long standing leak', involving the construction of a retaining wall and an extension of the canal's synthetic liner.

'Partial infilling of the canal bed has been required to provide access and will be removed on completion of the works.' - mbact.org.uk/mbactbl
og
It seems to be repair work on a 'long standing leak', involving the construction of a retaining wall and an extension of the canal's synthetic liner. 'Partial infilling of the canal bed has been required to provide access and will be removed on completion of the works.' - mbact.org.uk/mbactbl og DraigDun
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