Lapal Canal at Harborne Wharf, Selly Oak Park, serves as flood protection

 Severn Trent has been pumping water into the Harborne Lane Lapal Canal basin in order to dry out the flooded hole in Harborne lane and the valve chamber in Selly Oak Park.

The same land drain was put in after the canal overflowed and flooded properties in Reservoir Road in 1958 because British Rail had blocked the junction with the Worcwster and B'ham canal in 1953.  The canal channel is now working as a flood safety measure.

Dates for your Diary

DATES for your DIARY  July 29 - August 5  2017   A further week of the WRG Volunteers has been organised for the above week. COMMITTEE MEETINGS  Your Committee (Directors plus Committee Members) hold monthly meetings, normally on the second Monday of each month at 7.30 pm at the Café in Sainsburys at Selly Oak. We are always looking for more members to participate in all aspects of the Trust. Please come to a Committee meeting if you can help. (next meeting on Mon., Jan., 23, 2017 ) In particular, we need help with Website Management and Newsletter Editing. We have also held infrequent meetings of the Directors, when necessary.   Headley Fund  We have an application in for £50,000, to follow up the previous grant of £5,000. Positive feedback has been received.        LATEST---- £30,000 AWARDED !!!