National Recognition and Awards

Partnership Wins Waterways Oscar!

In March 2007 the Chesterfield Canal Partnership won a prestigious national award for promoting the restoration and development of the Chesterfield Canal.

Run by the Waterways Trust and the British Urban Regeneration Association the annual Waterways Renaissance Awards seek to recognise and encourage best practice in sustainable waterway development and regeneration throughout the UK.

At a ceremony in Manchester, the Chesterfield Canal Partnership beat off stiff competition to win the Partnership Category.

Presenting the award the Waterways Trust Vice-President John Craven said that in the judges view "This is a very effective partnership...the relationship between the public and the voluntary sector has been crucial and has shown the value and wealth of experience that the voluntary sector can bring to a project such as this."

Roger Hanbury, Chief Executive of The Waterways Trust, said: "The modern renaissance of our waterways is transforming the environment, creating education and business opportunities, injecting new life into areas and bringing communities together. As a winner of the Partnership category, Chesterfield Canal Partnership is properly recognised as an exemplar and we hope its success will inspire and encourage others to do the same."

Representatives of the Chesterfield Canal Partnership received the Waterways Renaissance Award at a ceremony in the Imperial War Museum North on Salford Quay.

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