THOUSANDS of pounds were spent on paying contractors. Hundreds of hours of work were carried out by volunteers of th eChesterfield Canal Trust, and the Waterways Recovery Group.
Now take a look at the supposedly ‘restored’ Renishaw section of Chesterfield Canal.
It has all but once again disappeared due to a combination of bank slippage, discarded rubbish and horrendously overgrown weeds.
Progressive leakage has also resulted in the canal losing a significant amount of its water.
Very soon it will require dredging once again, and re-sealing, particularly if it is to survive any potential future development of HS2.
It just seems to me a tremendous shame that the funds and resources devoted to the recent renovation of the Renishaw section appear to have been a complete waste, as it slowly reverts to being a landfill site once again.