- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
I attended the launch of Canal & River Trust’s exhibition in Parliament on Monday 17 October 2022 to celebrate 10 years as a charity. The Exhibition was held in the Upper Waiting Hill and opened by Michael Fabricant MP (fourth left). The Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust exhibition Richard Parry (second left) spoke, and Philip Dunne, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (third left) spoke about the work of his committee.
The Canal and River Trust look after 2,000 miles of waterway and operate the third largest heritage estate, with open access. Their work is vital to protecting the environment, with 46% of the network designated for wildlife value.
The Walsall Canal runs for seven miles, ending at Walsall Town Wharf. It provides access to a number of key attractions, such as the New Art Gallery and Jerome K. Jerome Birthplace Museum who wrote the book Three men in a Boat. It is crucial that the Government provides the Trust with the resources needed to continue its current activities, such as the maintenance of the Walsall Canal.
You can find out more about the Canal and River Trust, including their work in the West Midlands here: