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Welcome to the web site of Friends of Maidenhead Waterways (FoMW)... 'bringing the Thames into town'. We are a registered charity, set up by the people of Maidenhead for the benefit of the town of Maidenhead, and committed to restoring the old waterways that run through Maidenhead town centre. The project is part of  the Royal Borough's Area Action Plan to rejuvenate Maidenhead town centre.

Please see FoMW's VIDEO, introduced by Theresa May MP, which explains the background, progress to date (2019) and the waterway's central role in Maidenhead's regeneration... The project WON a special recognition award in the Canal and River Trust's Living Waterways 2019 competition. Their promotional video on the project can be seen here...

As we started the New Year, most FoMW activities again had to be suspended due to the pandemic. RBWM is also under severe budget pressure currently which will inevitably pace further progress, but the Shanly Homes Chapel Arches North development is moving ahead still. A second water basin there has been completed and was filled at the end of February 2021. It completes the final stage of the York Stream of the waterway, joining up the already completed up and downstream sections.

FUN DAY: Crowds flocked to the waterway for our first ever Waterways Fun Day on Saturday 25th September. We were blessed with fine weather and had over 50 canoes and paddle boards join the big parade to music through Chapel Arches. The fun continued on and off the water with a 'Flamingo chase', stalls, Morris dancing, Hook-a-Duck and other games, while music in the amphitheatre entertained throughout the day. We appreciated the kind words about the waterway from Theresa May MP and council leader Andrew Johnson, while Diana Dors' grand daughter Ruby Lake helped unveil an Alligator sculpture next to the water inside the new Chapel Arches North development. See some of the fun in a short video at ...

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