A BOAT that gives residents and visitors the chance to explore Droitwich Spa’s canal network has been re-painted and serviced ahead of a new summer season.

The town’s popular charity trip boat, called the Pamela May, has been looked after at Brookline Narrowboats at Dunhampstead during the winter months.

The Pamela May, run by Droitwich Waterway (PM) Trust, will now boast classic canal boat artwork thanks to a Worcestershire County Council grant of £500. Andy Edwards, from The Forge Gallery in Dunhampstead, was the artist commissioned to do this.

It is hoped that lots of people in Droitwich will be able to see the new decoration on the boat throughout the summer.

The first proper outing will be taking passengers from Vines Park on St Richard’s Day this Saturday.

To make bookings leave a message at 07938571809 or go to pamelamay.org.uk to check available dates and follow the link to e-mail a request.