Friends of Maidenhead Waterways is a charity which exists to support and inform the Royal Borough's restoration of the town's formerly neglected waterways

Library area 2021
Library area 2021

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Plans for "unsightly" waterway 1964
Plans for "unsightly" waterway 1964

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Chapel Arches regeneration 2021
Chapel Arches regeneration 2021

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Library area 2021
Library area 2021

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The restoration of Maidenhead's waterways really got going as an idea in the mid 2000s and, after proving technical feasibility, secured planning permission in 2012. The project is owned and managed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and this charity exists to support and inform that work, supplying data, know-how and volunteer manpower.

The project has been extremely complex, involving issues like hydrology, civil engineering and and ecology.

 

Ecology has been especially important in creating a green/blue corridor through the regenerating town centre. This will become even more important as the population of the town centre increases, with the planned new residents mainly living in apartments.

If you would like more information about the project, or volunteering, get in touch.

Winner - Canal and River Trust Living Waterways Awards 2019