Donation to Wey & Arun funds

Published: Monday, 09 October 2017

NOW the new Compasses Bridge at Alfold  Wey & Arun Canal is completed, the Trust’s other initiatives in the area have received a boost with a donation from the IWA.

Compass BrdgeFinishedThe Wey & Arun Canal Trust is now concentrating on restoring more of the canal’s Summit Level to navigation, that has been helped by a donation of £1,000 from the North and East London branch of the IWA that will go towards other projects being planned for this Surrey section of the Wey & Arun.

Final landscaping

A cheque for the donation was presented to Trust Chairman Sally Schupke by the IWA Branch Chairman, Tim Lewis, who with other volunteers from the London Waterway Recovery Group spent a weekend working on final landscaping tasks at Compasses Bridge, which is at the Alfold entrance to the Dunsfold Park Aerodrome and business complex,

Wey Arun Sally239Making the presentation, Tim explained:

“My IWA branch was looking to make a donation to a worthy cause and contributing to the progress of the Wey & Arun is certainly worthwhile. We are delighted at the progress being made in Surrey."


Receiving the donation cheque from Tim Lewis, Sally Schupke exclaimed:

“We are really grateful to North and East London IWA for their donation, and for the efforts of their members on Waterway Recovery Group working parties. They make a huge contribution to the project.”