Posts Tagged ‘Kennet and Avon Canal Trust’
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 email@example.com
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27 August 2010 to nominate yourself.