Shropshire Star Cash for your Community Tokens


Now that the last token has been published it is time to send them to Bernie Jones or Steve Bean.

Please bring them with you to the AGM on 6th June, or give them to someone else who will be attending.   Failing that please post them as soon as possible to:

Bernie Jones, Tangalooma, Caernarvon Lane, Withington, Shrewsbury SY4 4PX


Steve Bean, 4 Arscott, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury SY5 0XP

The deadline for getting your tokens to Bernie or Steve is 6th June 2015 as they will need to count and sort them before delivering them to The Shopshire Star.

And a big THANK YOU  to everyone who has been collecting.






The Trust is now desperately seeking your help to deliver its biggest project since forming in 2000. The 2 years of dedicated hard work by our Project Team has, resulted in a £1M grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). In addition, we have managed to obtain further funding of over £70,000 towards the overall cost of £1.5M. The remaining £430,000 is proving extremely difficult to raise in the current economic climate.

Our objective, as stated in our Business Plan, is to create a Visitor Centre and a community “hub” as a means of funding the restoration and maintenance of two very fine Grade II listed 19th century canal warehouses.









Photo by R Kinsley-Marpole

This will create a vibrant new “hub” of activity to the north of Telford.

How can you help?

We now have over 1250 members. If even half of this number could pledge something towards the amount needed to close this funding gap, it would not only get us “over the finishing line” and ensure the project is realised, but it would also demonstrate to the HLF and other funding bodies, that an immense amount of support for the restoration of this site and the canals that will follow, really is out there.

Your pledge needs to be made as soon as possible so that we know the level of support. We are still pursuing other funding sources and have a deadline later in 2015 to raise the full amount needed - if we do not reach our target by then, the pledges will not be called in, so you know that if you make a pledge and that we call it in, the project will be successful.

Please download the Pledge form,  print it out, fill it in and return it to Bernie Jones as soon as possible. Thank you!


diagram of canals

These are the canals we are working to restore

The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals were officially abandoned by the 1944 Act of Parliament but they are now under active restoration.

The Trust was formed in 2000 to return the Shrewsbury & Newport Canals back to navigation.  Very little of the line of the canals has been built on and no insuperable engineering problems lie in the way of restoration.

The Aims of the Trust are to protect, conserve and improve the route of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals, and branches, for the benefit of the community and the environment, with the ultimate goal of restoring a continuous navigable waterway linking Norbury Junction to Shrewsbury.

We are making progress and have obtained Heritage Lottery Funding towards the restoration of the transhipment building and warehouse at Wappenshall Junction.   For more information about Wappenshall, see Features in our Canals section of the site.

Below is a video made by The Canals and Rivers Trust about the benefits to communities when waterways are restored.


S&N Canal News

SNCT wins Gold Award 

for its "contribution to the environment"

A New Information Board erected 

alongside the canal in Shrewsbury

Superb watercolour prints of our canals for sale 

another way to support the Wappenshall Appeal

Shrewsbury Support Group 

Next Update Meeting 26th May 2015

Trustee Meetings 

Next Meeting: 21st May 2015 at 7.30pm

Newport Support Group 

Next Update Meeting Wednesday 1 July 2015

Telford Support Group 

Next Update Meeting Monday 15th June 2015 7:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Walk from Buttermarket to Upton Magna  

Saturday 30th May 2015

Dates for your Diary 2015 

Please note we need volunteers to help at some of these events


Date for your diary is 6th June 2015