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Back in March we reported on the Canal & River Trust's appeal for help with their efforts to repair the collapse which the canal suffered on a section of which leads to an aqueduct over the river near Nantwich Road in Middlewich.

Work has been going on to stabilise the area and reduce the impact of the collapse, including:

  • A fish rescue moved 300lb weight of fish to the Trent and Mersey Canal
  • Around 20 large trees were removed from the embankment and the River Wheelock
  • A dam has been put in place across the canal bed at Middlewich Aqueduct
  • 4 pumps have pumped up to 865,000 litres of water back into the canal to help the stranded boats move onto the Trent and Mersey Canal
  • Ecologists have completed a survey looking at the breach's impact on the local wildlife
  • 4 truckloads of debris were collected and removed

More details and updates can be found on the trust's website here.

Over £16,000 has been raised so far to help deal with the collapse — donations can be made in a number of ways:

Online at the CRT JustGiving page — here

By text: send LEAK515 to 70070 to give £5 (you'll be charged £5 + one message at your standard network rate)

By post: FREEPOST RSXX-XSGE-KKUE, FAO: Shropshire Union Appeal, Canal & River Trust, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

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