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Braunston Canal Society

About Us

We are a group of mainly local volunteers, formed in February 2012 to improve and maintain the section of the Grand Union Canal that runs through Braunston.

In December 2012 we applied for and were granted an Adoption Agreement with The Canals and Rivers Trust Charity (CRT) who took over responsibility for all the English and Welsh Canals from British Waterways.

We work closely with CRT who supply our safety equipment and most of our tools. We hold regular work parties and are slowly improving the state of the Grand Union Canal in our area of Northamptonshire.

We work on several regular projects and we always welcome new members to our work parties. These involve, regular litter picks  twice a year, the painting and general upkeep of the 6 locks on Braunston Flight along with the landings etc. The maintenance of the gardens surrounding the Stop House including planting and hedges etc. the maintenance and planting of the Junction Island at Braunston Turn. We set up parties to work on the off side of the canal to clear overhanging trees and shrubs. Within our adopted area we also carry out lock painting, pruning, minor repairs to fences etc.

We work closely with CRT who supply supervision and training where required, in most of our tasks we are now considered to be self-supervising. Machinery is hired  in and special training given as required - this includes Hedgecutters, Brushcutters and Strimmers, Mowers, Chippers etc.

We have also provided Stewards to Braunston Marina for their Historic Boat Parade Weekend.

Braunston Village Hall - Hiring and Information