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 7th March 2017 at 7.30pm

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: Bernie Jones 01743 709601




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 work party schedule for 2016 is:

19th November, 17th December

The next Meeting

is on Monday 10th April 2017 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:

10th April 2017

12th June 2017

14th August 2017

9th October 2017

16th December 2017 (Combined workparty & Christmas meal



Newport Support Group
Contact: Steve Jones

email or telephone 01952 812586

Work parties: First Saturday of each month, 10am - 4pm and third Thursday of each month, 10.30am - 12.30pm

 Meet at the Black Shed, Water Lane (opposite Cosy Hall) at 10.30am for our next work party on Thursday 16 March

Depending on the weather, we will be doing some clearance work on the island between the Strine Brook and the canal to the west of Town Bridge or painting some more of the inside of the Black Shed

Work Party contacts:

John Myers on 07711 858986


Steve Heise email or telephone Steve on 01952 475970

Please check dates/times with John/Steve before travelling to a work party

              Future work party dates for 2017 :

Thursday 16 March

Saturday 1 April

Thursday 20 April


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

The next Meetings are on

Wednesday 1 March 2017

at 7.30pm at the British Legion Club

Audley Road, Newport TF10 7DP


Wednesday 3 May 2017


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