The Lower Regents Coalition (LRC), a group of volunteers based in Tower Hamlets, has reached the finals of the Canal & River Trust’s Living Waterways Awards, which recognizes the most inspiring waterway-based projects across the UK. The LRC has been nominated in the Community and Volunteering category for its Greening the Regents project, a scheme of enhancement events along the Regents Canal, with a focus on inviting local residents to get involved.
LRC founding member Dave Bedford said, “Our work is about enhancing the environment and inviting people to help us care for the canal and green spaces we are lucky enough to have in our neighbourhood.”
Future activities the LRC plan to run include ongoing volunteer clean up events, planting wildflower meadows, and installing bird and bat boxes along the canal. The LRC, along with its partner Moo Canoes, will be at the Grand Union Place estate’s Summer Fun Day on Sat 15th Aug 12 – 4pm in Stepney, E1. The event is open to all. See what they have been up to, have a paddle in the canal and sign up for future events.