Working with the Canal & Rivers Trust as part of the Desmond Family Canoe Trail programme, SAFE has been established as the flagship hub on England's first ever coast to coast canoe trail.  We have formally adopted our stretch of canal and we care for it by installing artworks, planting and organising regular canal clean-ups. Based on the former Carolina Basin, the new SAFE Community Business Hub will form part of a Marina complex, offering boat moorings, and a new home for the popular Bootle Canoe Club as well as storage and changing facilities for canal users.

We will provide:

Storage for canoes and other equipment

Moorings for barges and other boats

Changing facilities for canal users

Information and advice for visitors and schools

This will mean:

More visitors to the local area

More local people able to use the canal

Better maintenance of the canal

Improved habitats for canal wildlife