The Trust has three local support groups that are actively involve members in the Trust's activities in their areas. They organise fund raising events, arrange work parties, show members of the public around the canals and their buildings and man the Trust stand to attract new members.  Beyond the A41 to Norbury Junction the Norbury to Newport CIC is a Corporate member of the Trust and works closely with us.

Each group has its own section. Contact details and details of group events and work parties can be obtained by clicking on the links below.

If you are interested in volunteering to help the SNCT please email:  or contact a local group leader.







Shrewsbury Support Group

Telford Support Group

Newport Support Group

Shrewsbury Support Group


Contact: Derek Hillaby

email or telephone 01743 709265

Work Parties : last Saturday of each month, 10.00am - 4.00pm

There is a lot of activity in the form of tree felling along the line of the canal with plenty of scrub bashing to expose the original canal bed, a section of which will be back in water soon.  Recently we have started to expose the brickwork of a buried foot bridge and a by-wash.  These will be repaired and reinstalled in the near future.

  Work party contact: Andy Dady

email or telephone 07967135223

Please check with Andy before travelling to a work party

The next meeting is

Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 7.30 pm

Meole Brace Bowling Club, Meole Rise, off Upper Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9JF

This is your opportunity to hear the latest Trust news and have a say in planning future events and work parties.

Contact: Peter Cann: 07985 046461




Telford Support Group
Contact: Alan Harding

email or telephone 07944 753009

Work Parties: 3rd Saturday of each month 10.00am - 4.00pm

 Routine tasks include general maintenance of the lawns and controlling weeds.

Contact: Phil Jones

email or telephone 01952 240828 or mob: 07580 160497

Please check with Phil before travelling to a work party



The next Meeting

is on Monday 12th February 2018 at 7.30pm at the Elephant & Castle, Dawley

This is our routine bi-monthly meeting where everyone interested in the Wappenshall Wharf site and the local area are welcome.  This is your opportunity to get the latest Trust news and have a say in planning future events and work parties.

Contact Alan Harding if you want any more information. 

Meetings will be held this year on:

9th April 2018

11th June 2018

13th August 2018

8th October 2018

Saturday 15th December 2018 : work party and Christmas Lunch





Newport Support Group
Contact: Steve Jones

email or telephone 01952 812586

Work parties: Usually first Saturday of each month, 10am - 4pm and third Thursday of each month, 10.30am - 12.30pm (Thursdays are for light maintenance work mainly)

 Meet at the Black Shed, Water Lane (opposite Cosy Hall)

Work Party contact:

John Myers on 07711 858986

Please check dates/times with John before travelling to a work party as dates sometimes change & also the work party location

   Future work party dates for 2018 :

Saturday 3 February

Thursday 15 February

Saturday 10 March*

(*Note: the March date is one week later than normal to allow for delivery of hedging plants to put in along the Meretown Lock boundary)



Here is a video by Jim Weir showing Meretown Lock and some of the hedgelaying that has been done

The next Meeting of the Newport Support Groupis on

Wednesday 7th March 2018

at 7.30pm at the British Legion Club

Audley Road, Newport TF10 7DP


Wednesday 2nd May 2018

These meetings are an opportunity for you to get the latest Trust news and have a say in planning future events and work parties.