On The Button - November-December 2018

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Finding Santa 2018
A successful season
This year our trips have been running NOT from Waitrose, but from our landing stage near the bottom of Kingshill in Swindon, SN1 4NQ.
The trips will be running on both Saturday and Sunday on weekends from 1st December right up to Christmas... more times including weekday times in the pre-Christmas week will be on our website. Trips start at 10 am.
£10 per child and £6 per adult inclusive of presents and a soft drink for the children and a mince pie (kindly donated by Waitrose) and a glass of mulled wine, for the adults.
Nearly fully booked on weekends now but some places left on weekdays during the week up to Christmas
To book a trip, email 2santa@wbct.org.uk or call on 07401 220076
New Trust Chair
Welcome to Brian Stovold
Brian replaces Roderick Bluh who has stood down from Chair but remains a Trustee.
The Trust thanks Rod for all his work over the last three years.
The Peterborough Arms
Opened on 2nd December
The Trust celebrated this great achievement with stakeholders and volunteers on 1st December.
This was a great day when we were able to say thank you to the many people who had helped in many different ways to get ths project done
Progress at Dauntsey Lock
Dauntsey Lock Canal and Community Centre Construction
Both buildings are nearly in place and landscaping of the new lockside garden has started
Internal finishing of both buildings taking place over the next two months
Stock from the Information Centre will be transferred to DLCCC for sales processing via the web shop
Winter Dragonfly
Packed with news and photos of progress.
A4 format to be continued by popular demand. Next edition published later in December
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Supporters Survey
How you can help the Trust
We want to attract more and more support for the canal and for our work and we are interested in what our members and supporters get from their relationship with the Trust.
We simply don’t understand well enough the answer to this question... so if you have a little time, please complete this short survey for us...
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The 200 Club in 2019
Now open for business...
The 2019 WBCT 200 Club, run within the Trust, is a fundraising initiative where members and supporters can combine support for our canal work with the chance of winning monthly cash prizes.
Since 2012 the 200 club supporters have raised £16,000 for the Trust.
Please join in 2019 at a cost of £20 per ticket: applications must be in by 31st January 2019.
www.wbct.org.uk/get-involved/200-club or email: 200club@wbct.org.uk
Winter Ales Cider & Sausage Festival
Another successful event
This fun event, organisied by MCC Branch, featured ten real ales, three ciders and several varieties of sizzling sausages.
Almost a hundred people attended, drinking almost 400 pints and eating almost 160 hot-dogs and raising funds for the Trust
beer festival
Christmas Cards
Available from the web shop
Still time to purchase yours... and still some left
christmas cards
Situations Vacant
Health & Safety Officer
We are looking for some one with relevant qualifications and experience to take on this role for the Trust
Email: jonathan.till@wbct.org.uk
Boat manager needed for Dragonfly
The role of Boat Manager is mainly about looking after Dragonfly mechanically, in terms of physical maintenance - keeping an eye on the engine hours and oil changes to the engine & gearbox as necessary, keeping the (red) diesel & water tanks topped up, arranging pump-outs, ensuring the disabled lift is serviced & checked twice a year. Previous boat experience and mechanical skills are needed. For more details please email: chris.barry@wbct.org.uk
sit vacant
Social Media
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Our Facebook page is close to 2500 likes and we have had record breaking reaches in November and December... Why not join in and like our page to make sure you get the latest news as it happens.
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Please support all our social media efforts by liking sharing following and retweeting. If you are interested in helping with any of our social media, please get in touch with: patricia.clements@wbct.org.uk
Diary Dates
January 31st closing date for purchaing 200 Club tickets
Open Forum 12th February. Venue will be annoued on the Trust website


Wilts & Berks Canal Trust
Dauntsey Lock Canal Centre
Dauntsey Lock
SN15 4HD

Telephone: 0845 625 1977

Email: info@wbct.org.uk


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