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  •      147  major work parties
  •   1,874 volunteer days
  •   7,537  volunteer hours

About SUMBA

Since April 2014 we have achieved:

Our Work

Our Aims

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY​​

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Thursday 26th October - hedge laying.


Monday 13th November - hedge laying


Saturday 18th November - work party - offside vegetation


Thursday 23rd November - hedge laying


Saturday 9th December - work party - offside vegetation
















In April 2014, under the Canal and River Trust's "Adopt a Your Local Canal" scheme, SUMBA adopted 4 1/4 miles of the Middlewich Branch from Barbridge Junction to Hoolgrave Bridge 11.    In October 2014, with CRT's agreement, SUMBA adopted a further 1 1/4 miles from Bridge 11 to Morris Bridge 15..

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The main priorities of SUMBA's canal adoption are::

1). Maintaining the towpath and lockside

2). Maintaining and infilling hedgerows

3). Managing  canalside vegetation

4). Hedgerow and wildlife surveys

5). Maintaining mooring and picnic sites

6). Undertaking lock maintenance

7). Litterpicking

8). Maintaining canalside infrastructure

9). Volunteering opportunities for all



We would welcome your feedback about any aspect of our adopted length - please email us  at


sumbacanal@btinternet.com




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​THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER


Hedgelaying at Cholmondeston, above Venetian Marina




Meet at:  Venetian Marina

Time: 9.30am

Parking :at Venetian Marina



Please bring a packed lunch and drink.


If you are able to help or need further information please contact Graham Russell on 07853 275222

or email sumbacanal@btinternet.com