To: City and County of Swansea

Help us reclaim 100 yards of the Swansea Canal.

Help us reclaim 100 yards of the Swansea Canal.

To support Glandwr Cymru (The Canal and River Trust in Wales) in purchasing and regenerating a 100 yard section of land and canal between Clydach Aqueduct and Coed Gwilymn Park, Clydach. The Swansea Canal is culverted underground for 100 yards under what used to be the Council's Highways Depot in Pontardawe Road. One of the canal's historic locks is also buried there.

Why is this important?

Glandwr Cymru, who own the canal in water from Clydach to Ynysmeudwy, wish to restore this section (including the lock) and, in conjunction, with the City and County of Swansea regenerate the site.

The plans include a small number of new homes, an attractive public open space and improved pedestrian and cycle access to the area. This will completely reinvigorate the lower end of Pontardawe Road, enhance the environment and bring significant benefits to the community.

The Swansea Canal Society fully supports this restoration and development plan.

On the 2nd of December, the CRT Development Manager, has been allocated a ten minute slot at 5.00pm to present the full plans to all the Swansea Councillors.

The Swansea Canal Society sincerely hopes that you too will support this scheme. We wish to hand in a petition of support for this project to the Leader of the Swansea Council on December the 2nd. Please add your name to this petition.

Clydach, Swansea, South West Wales

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Reasons for signing

  • Lets help get the land returned to the society who are trying so hard to improve the area as well as re-establish the original line of a piece of Swansea's industrial Heritage! Well done to all of them. xx
  • As a canal user and a member of IWA I wish to see all canals restored
  • Canals played an important part in our industrial history and now continue to provide leisure and recreational use.

Updates

2014-11-17 12:17:03 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-11-09 22:18:22 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-11-07 23:07:59 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-11-07 16:09:20 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-11-07 15:04:40 +0000

10 signatures reached