Going Greener

Society acquires electric hedge cutters for workparties

The Canal Society has recently bought 2 Stihl electric hedge cutters to be used by the Volunteer work parties working under the guidance of the Basingstoke Canal Authority.

The rechargeable hedge cutters mean that the small teams of 6 people that we now work in have greater capability to manage the towpath vegetation, and with the growth in Canal users of over 300% it means a safer walking, cycling, running environment etc for all.

The rechargeable equipment illustrates one of the steps that the Society and the BCA are making to move away from fossil fuels.

The purchase was led by Society member Chris Scott, so many thanks to him for facilitating the purchase. Ian Moore (right, above) on behalf of the Canal Society handed over the new equipment to Head Canal Ranger Jon Green.