Twenty Two More Boats To Visit Wednesfield!

More Good News for Wednesfield!

Canal Boats Visiting WednesfieldI have really a great deal of pleasure in announcing that the second ‘cruise’ of the summer will dock in Wednesfield on Sunday 13th September.

Indeed it is the biggest ‘cruise’ yet with some 22 narrowboats plying the Wyrley & Essington canal with a view to spending the night here.

The Cruise organisers have informed me that “ We plan to moor all 22 boats in and around the Bentley arm overnight Sunday 13th September.

This great news for Wednesfield as 22 narrow boats around 40 people will be spending their leisure time in the village. This is good news for tourism and local businesses.

The trade that businesses will do with these visitors is welcome and I hope that it continues to grow and prosper.

On the flip side the narrow boat owners will see and experience a wonderfully diverse canal in the Wednesfield area. Fabulously tranquil places with a great deal of wild life diversity. They may be lucky enough to see a ‘flashing jewel’ in our local Kingfisher, while they are here.

The Wyrley & Essington canal is currently in a process which will lead to the canal becoming a Local Nature Reserve. This is just the start of a really good future for Wednesfield based on the canal which itself has been serving Wednesfield since 1790

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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