Louth Navigation Trust praised in Parliament


Victoria Atkins (Louth & Horncastle MP) has praised the volunteers at Louth Navigation Trust for their 30 years of hard work.

Ms Atkins spokes during ‘Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ on Thursday (November 5).

She said: “‘Water adds value.’ That was the conclusion of the Canal and River Trust when it studied the economic, social and environmental benefits of waterways restoration projects over the past 20 years.

“Will the Minister join me in praising the hard-working volunteers of the Louth Navigation Trust, who for the past 30 years have been working hard to restore the Louth canal to its full glory?”

Rory Stewart, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, replied: “I pay real tribute to the work of the Louth Navigation Trust. We are at an exciting moment with the Louth canal, with the potential removal of the Phillips 66 pipe.

“If we are able to deal with some of the land ownership issues and, in particular, work with my Honourable Friend to talk with Merton College, Oxford, which appears to control access to the canal, then we can get what she and the Louth Navigation Trust have fought so hard for. I thank her for her interest.”