The restoration of the Crickheath section of the Montgomery Canal continued with four different activities last weekend.

The first task was to remove a massive fallen willow tree that had demolished the welfare shelter during high winds, and, then to rebuild the frame.

At the same time the land drain, essential to remove standing water from the channel, was progressed by another 60 metres.

The third element was the continued task of building up a section of tow path embankment, which has suffered considerable subsidence.

A spokesman said: "Another 70 metres of channel south of Crickheath Bridge was cleared of saplings and vegetation as preliminary preparation for future restoration.

"Parties have been increased to two weekends per month to recover time lost to Coivd and a terribly wet winter. The next one takes place this weekend."