The Grantham Canal Society and Partnership extends warm thanks for the continued support of John A. Stephens, the East Midlands largest independent suppliers of building and construction materials.
The Inland Waterways Association has been very supportive of the Grantham Canal Society and Partnership over many years. The IWA provided a very substantial grant in 2010 that was crucial to the rescue of Lock 18 when the offside wall cracked and we were threatened with losing the use of the lock altogether.
The Lincolshire County Council have in the past been supportive of the restoration of the canal. They were instrumental in the raising of Casthorpe Road Bridge.
WREN have been very supportive of the canal restoration process. They made very significant contributions to the rejuvenation of Harlaxton Wharf and also the new landing stage above Lock 18 at Woolsthorpe from which the trip boat “The Three Shires” currently operates.
In 2003 the Grantham Canal Partnership made a presentation to the Chief Executive and the inner cabinet of SKDC suggesting that the restoration of the canal basin could provide a major regeneration opportunity in a part of the town that was substantially derelict. They took our proposition on board and have spent time and effort evaluating the opportunity and potential benefits in the years since then. We continue to receive help and support from SKDC elected members who sit on the Grantham Canal Partnership and who represent our cause to the wider council.
The Lincolshire Waterways Partnership have achieved great success in its mission to revitalise the waterways sytem in the county and the Grantham Canal has been a beneficiary of LWPs activity. They contributed to the “Three Shires” trip boat project and to the new moorings at the A1. We hope to secure their future support as we continue to restore the Lincolnshire section of the Grantham Canal.
In 2011 B&Q very kindly gave the Grantham Canal Society a voucher for £1000 towards materials and equipmwnt to be used in the restoration process. Our thanks to B&Q and we look forward to their future support.
Alex Leeson-Brown kindly offered, in early 2011, to design a new website for the Grantham Canal. A recent multi-media technology graduate Alex is a professional web designer, developer and marketeer. This new, state-of-the art CMS site gives us a very flexible and developable resource. Many thanks Alex for this significant boost to our ability to communicate effectively with members, sponsors and the wider community.