LICHFIELD and HATHERTON CANALS RESTORATION TRUST
Our vision is to reinstate the historic Lichfield and Hatherton Canals for the benefit of the community
The natural wildlife corridor from Huddlesford to Hatherton will provide a valuable amenity for walkers, cyclists, boaters and visitors to use and will bring prosperity to the area. This project will also provide an opportunity for young people to learn about our history, our heritage and our environment.
THE TRUST IS:
A non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee, registered as a charity (No 702429) and enrolled as an environmental body with ENTRUST under the Landfill Tax regulations (No.882012)
- Re-creating a living waterway for leisure and wildlife
- Opening a northern gateway to the West Midlands
- Promoting tourism and economic regeneration
- Reclaiming derelict land
- Restoring historic structures.
Island House, Moor Road
Registered in England - No. 2456172
VAT registration No. 823 8213 41
Almost entirely done by volunteers
Specialist contractors are sometimes used where necessary.
The Trust's objective is to re-open the Lichfield and Hatherton canals and re-establish the links between the underused northern sections of the Birmingham Canal Navigations and the Coventry Canal in the East and the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal in the West.
Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust was formed in 1988 and is a registered charity.
About Lichfield Cruising Club
Lichfield Cruising Club has grown from initial activity at the Huddlesford site dating back to 1959, and became known by its present name in 1978. Further details about the club history are available on the Club History page.
The club offers members an enviable range of facilities and benefits, as detailed on the Club Facilities page.
Membership applications are always welcomed, and there are normally moorings available. Further details are available on the Membership page, or you can contact the Membership Secretary directly using the details given on the Contact Details page. Alternatively, if you would like to come and have a look round the club and talk to some of the members, you are very welcome to do so at either a weekend or on one of the "Noggin & Natter" nights (held on the first Friday evening each month) - just contact the Membership Secretary to make the arrangements.