From Kim Chester, Development Manager:
Today I'm in Stroud working alongside Stroud
District Council and the Cotswold
Canals Trust on the restoration of the canal. It's a big
project (total cost around £33m) with lots of engineering and as
well as environmental and community projects. My role is to
help raise the match funding that is required, this means working
with the team to develop projects which meet the needs of the
community, the project and are appealing to funders.
At the moment I'm working with Stroud in Bloom to make sure that they are
involved in the landscaping projects. By working in
partnership with them we've managed to secure £500's worth of free
trees which the community will be planting on March 26th. So
if you live in Stroud and fancy a morning getting muddy, bring a
spade and gloves to Cope Chat Field by Hilly Orchard bridge and
come and get stuck in!
I need to keep an eye on the clock though as I need to catch the
early train today as this evening I'm off to swim training - I'm
entering my first open water triathalon this summer and its all
getting a bit scary!
Want to know more about the tree planting event? Contact Kim.
Find out the latest about the restoration of the Cotswold Canals.