The Trust’s flagship project at Studley Grange involved the excavation of a new canal section between Chaddington Lane and Studley Grange.
The planned inspection which commenced on June 12th has gone well and the survey and report is with the design engineers and will be presented to WBCT management shortly.
The Trust team, led by Jock MacKenzie, which was tasked with co-ordinating the drain down of the Studley Grange section in order to facilitate the survey, has undertaken the work extremely efficiently, and to the agreed timescales, and was able to fit in some final work to this canal section at the same time.
In addition, and with the co-operation of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, the marginal planting has been protected during the drain down period using water from different sections as the drain down took place. The team also worked in liaison with the Environment Agency.
Studley Grange still remains closed to all except the drain down team and external contractors until further notice. We will update you as soon as the site can be opened to Trust members and the general public.