Restoration of Bridge 70
Steve wears numerous hats and is heavily involved as a volunteer in many restoration groups, including Caldon & Uttoxeter Canal Trust who successfully bid for funds to restore and protect the last remaining bridge on the disused Uttoxeter Canal.
This has been a huge project that involved working with a number of statutory and community organisations and private companies. Steve's strategic thinking, negotiation skills and volunteer management skills were put to good use.
Waymark was involved in the project management and communication aspects of this projects. Lots of volunteer events were organised. And keeping local people up to date - in particular fielding a good number of challenges from the general public about the need to cut down trees, clear vegetation, make structural changes, temporarily close footpaths and generally change a place that may hold dear. Keeping people on board with the programme can be a vital part of a restoration programme!