Team clear waterways ahead of town centre revamp

Team clear waterways ahead of town centre revamp

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Luke Matthews

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Team clear waterways ahead of town centre revamp

A team have fought to clear blockages along the Widbrook waterway in preparation for work to enhance York Stream.

Widbrook feeds the stream which runs through Maidenhead town centre and the group, made up of 14 volunteers and helpers from White Place Farm, descended on the waterway to help improve the flow on Thursday, July 24.

The group cleared three of the four known blockages and it is hoped the last, a collapsed sleeper bridge, will be removed in September.

York Stream was also cleared earlier in the year ahead of plans to create a navigable 2km 'ring' of water around the town which could be used by small boats, punts and canoes.

The silt banks which restrict the flow of water will be removed in stage one of the project.

York Stream is currently unusually low due to the hot weather and the Environment Agency was forced to carry out a fish rescue last week.

Contact contactus@Maidenheadwaterways.org to help in future clearance projects.

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