In the Autumn of 2015 the Uppermill Community Action Network was founded as a sub-group of the Uppermill Community Association. The Group gave residents and non-residents of Uppermill the opportunity to actively contribute to the general up-keep of the canal area running through the village. At the start of 2016 UCAN officially adopted the Uppermill length of the canal, and we now have an active band of volunteers who take great pride in their achievements.
Our group Project Days are organised in association with the Canal & River Trust, and we have made noticeable improvements to the surrounding area, carrying out clean-up initiatives including canal side vegetation clearance for safer boat passage, re-painting & maintenance of Dungebooth Lock Gates, extensive litter-picking days, as well as planting of wild flower beds to improve the outlook of the canal.
We are always pleased to welcome new members, to enjoy some healthy exercise in a friendly atmosphere, and at the same time make Uppermill an even better place to live.
On the 21st July 2016, the Canal and River Trust generously offered our volunteers a special free one-way boat trip through Standedge Tunnel. The trip provided an in-depth insight into the history of the 200 year old tunnel, and was an opportunity for our volunteers to meet with other Action Groups in the local area.
Nick Watts, the Chair of the Uppermill Community Association kindly developed this time lapse video of the tunnel trip for us to share & enjoy!