East & North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership

The East & North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership is aimed at bringing together all parties with an interest in the waterways to discuss issues, new developments & innovations and how to improve the overall impact of the waterways for the community, wildlife, and the environment as a whole.


Here will be added minutes and presentations of meetings, the e-newsletter, and in particular any aspect which may directly or indirectly impact our local area.


Funding award to Pocklington Canal: April 2017

Photo: The restoration of Thornton Lock, courtesy of Alistair Anderson 
The Pocklington Canal Amenity Society has been notified that it is to receive an award of £106,400 towards its Bicentenary Project. The award will come from the Inland Waterways Association which was charged with distributing a legacy it had received from the late Tony Harrison. The legacy, which amounted to £200,000, has been divided between four canal restoration schemes, with the PCAS Bicentenary Project receiving just over half the available amount.

The Bicentenary Project, which is currently underway, will see the navigable length of the Pocklington Canal extended by two miles. This will involve bringing Thornton and Walbut Locks back into use, providing landing stages and undertaking some dredging. The scheme is due to be completed by May 2018, which will be the Bicentenary of the opening the canal.

The Pocklington scheme was one of 28 applications submitted to benefit from the Tony Harrison Legacy. Paul Waddington, Chairman of the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society, welcomed the award, saying that it was a major boost to the Bicentenary Project, and to the longer term aim of restoring the whole of the Pocklington Canal. He added that the success of the application was largely due to the scheme extending the nation’s navigable waterways by two miles.

This partnership project complements a Heritage Lottery-funded project called ' A Gem in the Landscape', which is led by the Canal and River Trust. This three-year project is focusing on wildlife conservation, heritage conservation work, volunteering and improvements, all of which will the benefit of visitors and user of the canal.


Pocklington Canal Newsletter March 2017


Pocklington Canal wins National Lottery funding support: April 2016


e-newsletter for Spring    2016


River Derwent & Pocklington Canal

  • Lock in evening light
  • Lock in deep winter