Calling all would-be lockies! There are vacancies around the country

Do you like working outside and keeping fit? Do you like chatting to people and helping them? If so, you might be interested in becoming a volunteer lock-keeper with the Canal & River Trust.

There were 750 volunteer lock-keepers at 85 sites last year. They interacted with over 12,500 visitors (on boats and on the towpath) in an average week – and CRT reckons they helped save around 2,300 lock usages each week by giving good advice and getting boaters to double-up.

At present there are vacancies at locks around the systems, including Stoke Bruerne and Braunston on the Grand Union Canal; Greenberfield on the Leeds & Liverpool’s trans-Pennine reaches; London’s famous Camden Locks; and Llangynidr on the scenic Monmouthshire & Brecon.

To find out if there’s an opportunity in your area, and for more information, visit the CRT website.


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