The Canal & River Trust is to host a public meeting in the Carreghofa- Llanymynech-Pant area, to give canal enthusiasts and local residents a say on the type of community activities they would like to see along the Montgomery Canal.

The community activities are part of ambitious plans to restore the 200 year old Montgomery Canal, which have been boosted by a £160,200 development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This will help the Canal & River Trust progress plans to apply for a full grant for the project at a later date.

The Trust will be working with the 14 partner organisations which make up the Montgomery Canal Partnership. The Partnership aims to fully restore the canal as a haven for people and nature and bring canal boats back for the first time in 80 years.

The funding includes the opportunity to stage community activities and the Canal & River Trust is now seeking the views of local people and other interested parties to see what type of activities they might like to take part in.

Come and join us in Llanymynech Village Hall between 10.00am & 2.00pm on Saturday 10 January, where there will also be wildlife based creative activities for children.

Also on show at the consultation meeting will be a large scale map showing the proposed improvements to the Montgomery Canal.

The current HLF funding is another step towards the canal’s full restoration and will allow the Canal & River Trust to complete its application to the HLF for a grant towards the £6million project.

For those who cannot join us on the day, you are invited to complete a short questionnaire that you will find in the village hall foyer, a collection point for the Montgomery canal consultation.