Upgrade to canal will help local economy

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Cromford Canal is to be improved as part of a new council plan to make the most of its ‘economic potential’.

The waterway is part of 11 miles of canals owned by Derbyshire County Council set to benefit from improvements in a bid to boost the local economy and the quality of the environment.

Work on a stretch of the canal between Cromford Wharf and Ambergate will take place as part of a new strategy which was agreed by the authority on June 17.

Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: “It will help us to protect, enhance and develop all of our waterways which offer lots of opportunities for generating jobs and training, supporting local businesses and attracting tourists to our fantastic county.

“We are proud that Derbyshire is home to many beautiful canals and want to promote and improve them where we can.”