2019 Will Bring Two Cruises to Wednesfield!

I have been in contact with the Birmingham Canal Navigation Group

I am thrilled to announce the Birmingham Canal Navigation Group are once again organising canal boat cruises, on the least travelled canals in this region.

The really good news for us here in Wednesfield is that in June there will be two BCN cruises. Both of these will be stopping overnight in the Canal & River Trust moorings at Bentley Bridge here on the brilliant Wyrley and Essington Canal. in Wednesfield.

Many of the Narrow-boats will have holidaymakers on them, not only from other parts of the UK. In the past they have been from Australia, and New Zealand, and other far flung places.

As the Narrow-boats arrive and the crew and visitors de-camp in Bentley Bridge. They spend their resources locally. I know that from previous work – that on average one Narrow-boat will spend £100, a night in local stores re-provisioning, and on meals and entertainment.  This is a great economic benefit to Wednesfield’s local economy

I will be giving more information about the Cruise as the dates approach. I just hope that we continue to give these visitors a big Wednesfield welcome!

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