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Trust seeks volunteers to become canal lock keepers in Tottenham
The Canal and River Trust is calling for a volunteer to become a lock keeper for the coming year.
The role of a lock keeper goes back hundreds of years and the trust is looking for someone willing to take on the historic job to help look after the canal in Tottenham.
The lucky volunteer will help up to 1,500 boaters a week and maintain the locks of Tottenham Hale on the Lee Navigation.
Last year more than 250 people from across the country volunteered to become a lock keeper at stations all over the UK water network.
Deborah Vidler, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “As a new charity we were heartened by the amazing support we received for this role last year.
“Volunteers are integral to the future of the nation’s waterways and our growing groups of volunteers have been making a huge difference to local canals and rivers up and down the country.
“This is one of the oldest and most iconic roles on the waterways so we’re asking the millions of people who visit the nation’s canals and rivers each year to get active and become a volunteer lock keeper.”
Those interested in becoming a volunteer for the trust to look after the locks of Tottenham can sign up by visiting the Canal & River Trust website.