Saxilby Waterfront Project – National Finalist

Posted on Jul 5, 2019 in News | 0 comments

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Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council has been named as a national finalist in the Canal and River Trust’s flagship Living Waterways Awards 2019 for its community engagement. It recognises the Council’s collaborative approach with residents, local businesses and partner organisations to regenerate and celebrate Saxilby Waterfront.

In 2017, the Council was made aware that Bridge Street Conservation Area, which the Roman Fossdyke Navigation runs through, was on Historic England’s At-Risk Register. Consequently, a Working Group was set-up to regenerate, preserve and promote the area and its history.

Action to date includes: regular volunteer days with residents and partner organisations; a Waterfront Festival run by volunteers to connect communities with the waterway; installation of bird and bat boxes; clearing overgrown conservation area; and developing a phased Masterplan for the area which was founded on consultation.

Further enhancements will incorporate refurbished public toilet and boater facilities, deer and duck ramps, new cycle connections, walking/cycling route maps and wildflower verges. The project is successfully reclaiming the area, providing an enjoyable accessible public space which current and future generations can be proud of.

Updates can be found on the Project page with further information about the award scheme and winners being available on the Canal and River Trust site.