Posts Tagged ‘Kennet and Avon Canal Trust’

K and A Pilot Partnership Board update

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Andrew Harry, a liveaboard boater who is on the Kennet and Avon Pilot Waterway Partnership Board, sent this report following the second meeting that he attended.

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Want to mess about in a work boat again?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust needs crew for the work boat Vale of Pewsey on Thursday 19th May starting from 9.30am and also on Friday 20th May. They will be clearing the wall below Bradford lock from Heaven Scent (Candle factory) along the boundary with Victory Field. This will take all day. On the Friday they plan to carry on cutting back the offside vegetation towards Avoncliff. Please email Derrick Hunt if you want to help. Volunteers don’t have to be members of the Trust. Contact

Boater reports from new K and A Partnership Board

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Liveaboard boater Andrew Harry was recently selected to be a member of the new Kennet and Avon Waterway Partnership Board. This Board is a pilot for the establishment of local community partnership boards to run waterways locally when (and if) BW becomes a charity. He has sent us this report:

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Kennet and Avon Trust work boat needs crew!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust is now holding weekly work parties and volunteers have recently been busy gardening and tidying up around Bradford Lock. The Trust has also been allocated the exclusive use of the BW work boat “Vale of Pewsey” for three weeks from Monday 14 March.

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Boater to join K and A Board as Councils struggle with ‘political problems’

Monday, March 7th, 2011

It looks like at least one liveaboard boater will join the pilot Kennet and Avon Waterway Partnership Board. Andrew Harry, who lives on an electric boat, was invited to join the new Board following a selection process which two liveaboard boaters took part in.

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Kennet and Avon in 1973

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A recently released programme from ITV West showing the Western Kennet and Avon in 1973, a lovely tour of some well loved places, that have changed somewhat in the interim.

Watch the film on the ITV website

Moorings at Bathampton in a different era

Moorings at Bathampton in a different era

Boat trip on the Charlotte of Dundas

Boat trip on the Charlotte of Dundas

Boaters invited to consider joining new Kennet and Avon Partnership Board

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Two boaters attended an informal meeting on 3 February for people who have expressed their interest in becoming involved in the pilot Kennet and Avon Canal Partnership Board. Previously, there had been some doubt whether liveaboard boaters who had applied to the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust to be on the new Board would be welcome. However, liveaboard boaters made it clear that they should be represented on the new Board. It remains to be seen whether their presence at the meeting will lead to formal membership.

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Canal Trust work party 5th December

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust is holding one of its regular work parties on Saturday 5th December. Meet at the Trust’s cafe at Bradford lock at 10am. All are welcome. At the last work day the volunteers concentrated on gardening and tidying the area around the lock.

Deep Clean!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Ten adults and three children carried out a Gordon Brown-style (who?) deep clean of the towpath between Bradford lock and Limpley Stoke on Saturday 13th November. Mark Stephens, Manager of the Kennet and Avon Canal, took time out of his weekend to greet the towpath tidiers and was suitably impressed by the first Bradford on Avon Star Class work boat, built at Bradford Wharf in 2008.

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Apply NOW to be a board member on the Kennet and Avon Canal Partnership!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and British Waterways are asking local people and organisations to nominate interested individuals to become volunteer board members on the new Waterway Partnership Board.  The deadline is very soon. It’s really important that as many boaters as possible volunteer to be on the board of the partnership so that we are properly represented. Contact  by Friday 27 August 2010 to nominate yourself.

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