Bid for cash to revamp Maidenhead canals

Maidenhead waterways Moor Cut and York Stream would be enhanced under the proposal

A bid for government funding to enhance neglected canals in a Berkshire town centre has been submitted.

Maidenhead Waterways Restoration Group (MWRG) has been campaigning since 2006 to make the town's waterways a more attractive and valued asset.

An application for £1.6m has been submitted to the government's Growing Places Fund.

The proposals are to enhance a 1.3miles (2.1km) of waterways, improve towpaths and build a new weir and lock.

Last year The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council approved the scheme which includes the widening of a section between Blackamoor Lane and Green Lane to allow narrow boats, canoes and punts to use the waterway.

Richard Davenport, chairman of MWRG, said implementing the first stage of the plans would "transform this part of town, for the benefit of residents and businesses alike".

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