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Waterways Renaissance Awards Success

Four Cotswold Canals projects recognised

Four Cotswold Canals Restoration projects were recognised at last night’s Waterways Renaissance Awards held in Birmingham. Two hundred people were present at the awards dinner often referred to as The Waterways Oscars.

Twelve categories

The awards were spread over twelve categories. Design & Construction Category winner was the Wallbridge to Ebley Canal Restoration.

Pictured here, left to right, are Tom Rosenberg, Ian Edwards and Mark Seward of Stroud District Council's Canal Restoration Team.

Three other projects commended

'Along the Cotswold Canals' Audio Trail received a commendation in the Education & Learning category.

Runners up in the Volunteering category were the Stroud Drop in Volunteer group.

Stroud on Water Festival 2012 was judged as runner up in the Recreation & Tourism class.

Canal Project Manager Ian Edwards commented…

"To have one outright winner, two runners up and a commendation says a lot for the Cotswold Canals restoration project."

Promotion of Exellence

The Waterways Renaissance Awards was conceived in 2002 as a means to promote excellence along the UK’s canals and rivers.

Construction industry sponsorship

The awards are sponsored by CPC Civils, Galliford Try, Hyder Consulting and May Gurney and supported by The Canal & River Trust.

To be considered for recognition projects must demonstrate that they:

  • Are located on, or immediately next to, an inland waterway in the UK
  • Are innovative and inspiring providing a catalyst for other projects
  • Meet the objectives of sustainable development – environmental, social and economic
  • Enhance the use and enjoyment of the waterway
  • Involve active participation of an appropriate reange of partners
  • Have a proven track record of success
Independent Experts

All nominations are scrutinised by an independent assessment panel, comprising waterway, conservation and regeneration experts.

Click here or on the second picture to find out more about the Canals Audio Trail.