It’s been a long and laborious job at times, pressing and promoting the need to turn our fabulous Wyrley & Essington canal into a Local Nature Reserve of some repute.
It seems to have been a lifetime in arguing for this to happen!
But today I can inform you that I have been informed, that the City of Wolverhampton Council has now signed a collaboration agreement and all we are waiting for now is for the Canal and River Trust to approve and sign it.
I am still not sure on the timescales for this, but I have been pushing for a quick resolution.
Walsall appear to be on a slower track and so they are now proceeding separately with the CRT regarding the designating of their section of the Wyrley & Essington canal as a LNR.
By and large this is very good news! Sad that Walsall is on ‘a slow line’ but I am sure there will be an agreement later this year, and I will continue to keep you all updated on the progress.