The Blisworth Festival is an annual event centred along the Grand Union Canal in the South Northamptonshire village of Blisworth and is run by the Blisworth Canal Partnership (BCP).
Blisworth Canal Partnership Ltd is a non-profit making community organisation with seven Directors, mostly villagers and all passionate about their local canal environment and the waterways beyond.
Shortly after its inception, the BCP formally adopted the stretch of the Grand Union Canal running through the Parish of Blisworth, from Gayton Junction to the Blisworth Tunnel.
Working on behalf of, and in conjunction with, the Canal & River Trust, the BCP has made great progress in enhancing its stretch of canal through regular working parties supported by a band of willing volunteers. Examples of work completed include:
Restoring the Tunnel Hut
Installing seating utilising old lock beams
Creating the spinney on the tunnel embankment
Of course, there’s always more to be done!
The annual festival, centred on the waterfront, has become a village-wide event, popular with villagers and enjoyed by many thousands of visitors every year.
The BCP is proud of the funds it has been able to donate over the years to both local voluntary organisations and national charities, whilst maintaining its policy of free admission and free parking for all.
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