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We are a society run by volunteers who are all enthusiastic about maintaining, improving and restoring the canal. We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in a range of ways from administration, fundraising, working on the canal, to working on our Canoe Hire Project. All abilities and ages are welcome

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Swansea Canal Society receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Swansea Canal Society has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

“Regenerating the Swansea Canal as a community asset for active recreation and as a heritage visitor destination.”

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Latest News

Gellionnen School Work Party: Friday 19th July 2024

The Society was pleased to answer a call for assistance from one of our local schools this week. Gellionnen School governor Noleen Williams has big plans to improve the school gardens and playgrounds over the summer break, but needed extra hands to do it! Arranged through our chairman and local councillor Gordon Walker, volunteers Mike…
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Summer Meal – Tuesday 16th July 2024

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! The volunteers scrubbed up nicely to enjoy a lovely meal and the opportunity to chat at the Miller’s Arms in Ynystawe. The evening was so warm that we were able to have drinks outside before moving into the restaurant. The Society is so grateful to…
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Green Flag Community Award 2024

We’ve done it again! We have been awarded the Green Flag Community Award for the ninth year. We are so proud of our wonderful volunteers and for the support from Glandŵr Cymru and all our friends in the community. Remember that it is your canal so get out and about to enjoy it. We will…
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th July 2024

Sunday 21st July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking not needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoes” on our website. Tuesday 23rd July: Work Party: Those…
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Work Party: Tuesday 16th July 2024

Back at Bridge 8 for another busy session. Although dry and warm, the forecast was for rain over the next few days so we decided to postpone the lime mortar work and concentrate on bank reinforcement. Lance and Rowan mixed the concrete, Chris M, Phil and Martin filled the bags and Bob the Boat, now…
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th July 2024

Sunday 14th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking not needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoes” on our website. Tuesday 16th July: Work Party: Those…
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