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  • pdf Lapal trust launches £2m appeal to restore historic canal (February 19)
    LAPAL Canal Trust has launched a campaign to raise £2 million for canal restoration in Birmingham’s Selly Oak.
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  • pdf 29-3-18 Battery Site progress review
    Latest progress report on the Dudley the No 2 Canal across the former Battery Site in Selly Oak Birmingham. Newly released photos by Interserve /Landsec showing progress on the infrastructure works for the Dudley No 2 Canal restoration. Since appointing Interserve as the main contractor ...
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  • pdf 28-2-18 Battery Site progress
    Since appointing Interserve as the main contractor in the summer of 2017 the Harvest Partnership of Sainsbury’s and Landsec is making very good progress in developing the Battery Site. They have just started work on ...
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  • pdf 28-1-18 Sense Press Release
    The Lapal Canal Trust is superbly supported by the local community and organisations. The Lapal Trust has a wonderful opportunity to work together with SENSE to give disabled people and their carers a new ...
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  • pdf 19-1-18 HLF Grant
    Terry Stanton, Chairman of the Lapal Canal Trust commentated “We are very pleased that the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded ...
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  • pdf 1-10-17 G J W Turner Award
    In April we wrote to G J W Turner Trust asking for support and we were delighted to receive a cheque for £...
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  • pdf 19-8-17 WRG Week activity
    For the 2nd year we were very pleased that the Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) had accepted our request to help with our restoration project. The volunteers arrived on Saturday the 29th of July and ...
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  • pdf 11-6-17 Selly Oak Festival
    “It was a wonderful Selly Oak Festival, big thanks to Friends of Selly Oak Park for the excellent arrangements and crowds of people. We would like to thank our own Trust Committee and in particular ...
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  • pdf 19-10-16 LCT AGM
    Chairman Peter Best reported on a good year for the trust with notable achievements in our goal of restoring the canal.
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  • pdf 8-8-16 WRG Week Activity
    In a significant step forward a group of canal enthusiasts from the Inland Waterways’ Waterways Recovery Group descended on Selly Oak for one week of intensive canal restoration work. While mainly focussed on ...
    File size: 4 MB Downloads: 570
  • pdf 1-3-16 Laser Mapping Article
    The Trust has embarked on a restoration project to restore 5.5 miles of canal over the coming years, and being a trust, gains it's support through many avenues, one being ...
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  • pdf 22-3-16 Canoe in Harborn Wharf
    Following the removal of 2000 cubic meter of soil (equivalent of 100 lorry loads) from Harborne Wharf by Careys the Lapal Trust was delighted to see the winter rain filling up the basin with water. Attracting geese, ducks and canoeists.
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  • pdf 22-1-16 Gowling agree to assist the trust
    The Lapal Canal Trust (LCT) is pleased to announce that it has secured the services of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co as its legal advisor. Headquartered in Birmingham, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is an ...
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  • pdf 9-12-15 Lapal Trust engage local communities
    The group was arranged by Legacy WM, a Birmingham charity which works to, amongst other things, engage and improve the health and well-being of local communities. The women were from ...
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  • pdf 20-11-15 Careys restore Harborne Wharf
    On the 15th of October Birmingham City Council Planning Committee unanimously approved the planning application by the Lapal Canal Trust to remove spoil and to repair ...
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  • pdf 20-11-15 Careys summary of Facebook v2
    Big day today, the council planning committee considered our application to clear away materials from Harborne Wharf. Our application was
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  • pdf 5-11-15 Careys support for the Lapal Canal Trust
    On the 4th of November work started to restore the Harborne Wharf in Selly Oak Park. Birmingham City Council Planning Committee unanimously approved this important stage of the Lapal Canal restoration from Selly Oak to Halesowen.
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  • pdf 26-11-14 Headly Trust Grant
    We are very pleased to confirm the award of a grant of £5,000 from the Headley Trust. This will be used to fund ...
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  • pdf 3-1-14 Lapal Student Competition
    University Post Graduate Students in the West Midlands were asked to use their 21st century media and business skills to help restore an historic waterway.
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  • pdf 2-7-13 Warwick Students
    They are also running a competition to encourage business students to come up with innovative ways of fund-raising for the project.
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