We have had various discussions about the prospect of applying for a grant from the Heritage Lottery.

To this end we have had a number of meetings with David Viner and Michael Youe to help our planning.

We now have two reports produced as part of this application.

CRT Engineer Rick Fowler produced a structural report for us and the canal society funded an independent archaeology report at a cost of £525.

This work is bound to entail the use of specialist services and this will be reflected in the cost of the operations.

We now need to consider these reports and make judgements on the work that is needed.