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Pop to the Pocklington for restoration launch on 17 November

PUBLISHED: 10:56 10 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 November 2016

The PCAS has been restoring the Pocklington | K Laverack, Flickr CC2.0

The PCAS has been restoring the Pocklington | K Laverack, Flickr CC2.0

K Laverack

Get involved with the plans for repairs and improvements as the three-year Gem in the Landscape project is officially launched

You’re invited to Melbourne Village Hall, in Yorkshire, on Thursday 17 November as a major restoration project begins on the Pocklington.

There will be opportunities to find out more about the work being done, and the day includes activities for children and a guided walk.

Gem in the Landscape hopes to improve wildlife habitats and historic features, train volunteers and put on special events for the community, including a festival to mark the Pock’s 200th anniversary in 2018.

The project, which will last three years, has recently been granted nearly half a million pounds by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has been developed by the CRT, Natural England, the East & North Yorkshire Waterways Partnerships and the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society.

The PCAS has been restoring the canal since the 1970s. As well as Gem on the Landscape, its members are currently running an appeal to raise £250,000 so two more miles can be restored between Melbourne and Bielby.

To find out more about Gem in the Landscape and the ongoing restoration work on the Pock, head to Melbourne Village Hall on 17 November, from 2.30 to 6.30pm.

If you wish to join a free 90-minute guided walk, which begins at 2pm, book a spot by emailing lizzie.dealey@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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