The works to improve access and environment around the Rochdale Canal in Todmorden town centre was officially opened on 20 August. The work was undertaken as part of a joint project by Todmorden Pride, Todmorden Town Council and Calderdale Council, and aims to encourage greater use of the canal for recreation and tourism by improving both the canal environment and links between the town centre and the towpath.
A new pedestrian access to the canal has been created from the Oxford Street car park. At Lever Street car park, new pedestrian walkways will encourage visitors to access the canal from Halifax Road, with natural stone paving, new planting beds and seating designed to create an attractive environment that is accessible to all.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by the Mayors of Calderdale and Todmorden. As well as funding from Todmorden Town Council and Caldedale Council, the project was awarded grant funding from the National Lottery through its Community Spaces scheme and from SITA's Landfill Tax community grants.