Ribble Link Trust
The Ribble Link Trust is a waterway society, campaigners, instigators of and involved in the Ribble Link, a navigable waterway that connects the Lancaster Canal to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Lancashire, England, via the River Ribble.
The construction was funded by:
- Association of Cruising Enthusiasts
- Bridgewater Boat Club
- Inland Waterways Association
- Lancaster Canal Boat club
- Lancaster Canal Trust
- Lancashire Environmental Fund
- North Cheshire Cruising Club
- Ribble Cruising Club
- Wheelton Boat Club
The Ribble Link was opened to navigation on 12 July 2002, and the official opening ceremony took place on 20 September 2002. The first boat to travel the Ribble Link belonged to Cliff Fazakerley, chairman of the Ribble Link Trust.
In the Waterways Renaissance Awards 2002, the Ribble Link Partnership won the Partnership category because it demonstrated the best public/private/community partnership.
- UK Government, Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Memorandum submitted
- National Archives, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Millennium Commission Grants Database
- Ribble Link Trust website
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