Cover Photo Latton Basin from junction bridge. Foreground, the filled aqueduct over the Mill Leat. Background, Basin Cottage and entrance to regulating Lock ( Doug Small)
Chief Executive's Report; This includes news that District Councils in Wiltshire will be merged into a single Unitary Authority. From April 2009 Wiltshire Council will be the singe local Authority partner for the whole Canal west of Swindon. There will be a need to secure the new Council's political support. Plans and proposals for Swindon are also discussed.
Easter Camp at Steppingstone Lane bridge. A detailed description of work on the bridge.
Around the Branches: A regular look at what's happening along the line. Apart from continuing work parties, participation in such events as Melksham Carnival and Chippenham Folk Festival is described in some detail. There is also a short article on a sponsored walk from Chippenham to Lacock. At Wootton Bassett the clearance task at Dunnington Aqueduct has been completed. Progress at the spillweir continues and details of the work are given.