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BRING BACK A MARITIME BUZZ TO THE CANAL BASIN 

The Friends of Exeter Ship Canal have an exciting plan to revive the life of the Canal Basin, starting with Maclaines Warehouses. It involves communities and maritime businesses, as well as the city council and Exeter Canal and Quay Trust getting their act together. Read more…

FRIENDS OBJECT TO OFFICES PLAN AT THE CANAL BASIN

The Friends of Exeter Ship Canal have strongly objected to a planning application to turn empty Maclaines Warehouses on the Canal Basin into offices. They are the last unoccupied buildings on the Basin and should be returned to uses that will complement and revive the waterway, the Friends say. Read the letter to the planners here.

A better future for Exeter Ship Canal?

Exeter City Council has commissioned consultants to advise on a masterplan for the future of Exeter Ship Canal. The Friends believe this is an opportunity to revive the canal by improving its use as a waterway. Here is what the Friends sent to the council and the consultants when they were appointed. Read more... 

Canal Friends start on 

work boat refurbishment

Read about the project in our June newsletter

SPOT THE PLOT - HIMALAYAN BALSAM

The Inland Waterways would like your help in spotting this invasive plant... Read more...

Read 'The Guardian' article on the canal revolution

'How waterways reveal the truth about modern Britain': an article in 'The Guardian' on 26 July 2019 – read more...

Exeter Ship Canal joins the Silver Propeller Challenge

Please read our press release

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For work parties and volunteering, email Mick Green, Secretary: michael.green@endorsehr.co.uk or phone 07791 870585 or John Monks, Chair: jbmonks@btinternet.com or 01392 493559

 

For membership and general enquiries, email Mick Green, Secretary: michael.green@endorsehr.co.uk or phone 07791 870585 or John Monks, Chair: jbmonks@btinternet.com or 01392 493559

 

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