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Locals and tourists will benefit from canal restoration

Created on 01/05/2018 @ 16:07
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The continued work to develop the Montgomery Canal in the area will not only lead to more tourism, but enhance the lives of local people, according to a regional Assembly Member.

Ecologists Stuart Moodie and Sara Hill met with Simon Thomas AM to discuss the restoration work on the Montgomery canal at Garthmyl, near Newtown.

The canal currently stops near Aberbechan having been filled in closer to Newtown, although there have been calls for work to be done to open it up as far as the town again in the future.

“It was very interesting to see the work that has been done on this part of the canal,” said Mr Thomas. “I believe that a restored canal could be a boost for tourism in the area by attracting new visitors but also would be an attractive place for local people to go as a corridor for wildlife and biodiversity.”

Photo: Simon Thomas AM (centre) with Stuart Moodie and Sara Hill

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