We’ve installed 4 access points along the River Severn in Newtown, at Vaynor Field, between the Scout Hut and Dolerw Bridge (before the rapids), far side of Dolerw Bridge and near the Gravel Car Park.
Working in partnership (see below) we chose four locations where people are already entering and leaving the river, to provide them safer access and to encourage paddlesports in Newtown.
The access steps have created additional benefits, providing river access to partially sighted residents and people of low mobility, who could not have got near the river previously.
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We worked closely with an independent Ecologist, completing extensive surveys of the area, to ensure no damage to any wildlife habitats.
With support from Canoe Wales and Natural Resources Wales, we have been encouraged to create a river trail in Newtown, to promote paddlesports. We have also worked in partnership with local clubs, an independent Ecologist and local wildlife experts.
We will be creating an enterprise opportunity for delivering of canoe hire, coaching, changing facilities and amenities.
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