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Volunteer group formed to show off Bridgwater and Taunton canal
The group, called the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal Association, hopes to promote the attraction along with the Bridgwater Docks area.
Treasurer of the group, Mike Slade, has seven years’ experience in promoting canals as the|ex-roadshow manager for the Cotswold Canals Trust, of which he is still a member.
He said: “Bridgwater and Taunton Canal is one of Somerset’s hidden gems.
“We want to encourage more people to come and enjoy the surroundings.
“There’s a trip boat operating there at the moment, but we hope to get some young people involved in narrating a podcast with information about the history, nature, flora and fauna along the canal path.”
The group has been in touch with Sedgemoor District Council, Mendip Community Support, led by Denise Timmins, and the Somerset You Can Do mobility organisation.
Members are now in talks with SDC and the Canals and River Trust regarding enhanced use of the Bridgwater docks area.
To join the group or find out more information call Pat Robinson, promotions officer, on 01278-256961.
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