Harlesden Work is Finished!

The Canal is Accessible Again

The very long ongoing work at Harlesden Canalside has a long last been finished and the building site returned to public use. We hope to start running sessions there is the very near future.

The towpath has been resurfaced, a pontoon (thank you KSP – GLi Urban Life for buying this for us) has been installed to make it easier for canoeists and kayakers to get in and out.

They have also installed steps down from the container, making it easier for us to access the canal.

The Container has been painted Shark Red, now we need to paint it properly with some Canoeing and Shark related images.

We also have a planter to prevent cars getting too close to where we meet, we have measured it and we think there is room for the second container we requested.

The big question now is, what are we going to plant there? Any green fingered paddlers want to take on a project?

We also have some cycle-racks, which will also keep cars out of our zone, making it safer and more pleasant for us to set up and brief paddlers.

In addition to this work our partnership with Young Brent Foundation, should help us to get more people active more often and bring a bit of comfort to those who are paddling there, some protection from teh weather, hot drinks, somewhere to get changed.

It seems to have taken a prenominal length of time to do this work, which has cost us a year’s paddling (meaning a year’s revenue), but hopefully in 2024 we will be able to make up for it.

We will be running some sessions during teh Winter for experienced paddlers, for more information call/text 07951 770241 or email: sprint@thesharks.org.uk.

Published 26th November 2023