Chester Canal Heritage Trust

Our Waterways Heritage

Boat In Chester BasinFormed in 1997, the Trust’s aim is to promote the heritage of the Chester Canal, which runs from Chester to Nantwich and is now part of the Shropshire Union Canal system.  The Trust offers a number of services including:

Current projects include the development of a Waterways Strategy for Chester and work to restore historic structures along the Chester Canal and adjoining waterways. We also hold a series of winter talks, details of the talks arranged for 2016-17 will be available later in the year.  The other main project that the Trust is playing a major role in is the proposal to create a Conservation Area for the whole of the Chester Canal and the Wirral Line to Ellesmere Port. Click Here for further information  

Consultation on this proposal runs until 18 September 2016. The Trust hopes that the many boaters, walkers, cyclists and anglers who enjoy using the canal will support its designation as a Conservation Area. It’s easy to do. Just click on this link:

Chester Canal Conservation Area Consultation

There you will find all the Appraisal documents and an on-line survey or, if you prefer, a questionnaire, both of which are soliciting peoples’ views on the canal and the Conservation Area proposal. If you support us in making the Chester Canal a Conservation Area, please make your views known to the Council. The more favourable responses there are the better it will be! 

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Chester Canal Heritage Trust (CCHT)Chester Canal Heritage Trust (CCHT)  was initially formed in November 1997, and is now registered with Companies House (company number 04360134) and with the Charities Commission (charity number 1094394)



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