Wilts & Berks Canal Trust
Wilts & Berks Canal Trust
The monthly newsletter of the
Wilts & Berks Canal Trust


Welcome to the November 2021 edition of On The Button


Announcement from the Board of Trustees

Brian Stovold has advised the Board of his resignation as Trust Chairman due to personal reasons. This will take effect from the Board meeting due on the 8th December 2021. He will, however, remain on the Board of Trustees and continue as Trust Treasurer.

In the short term, trustee Justin Lewis has kindly offered, for the time being, but in a strictly limited capacity, to become Acting Chairman for constitutional purposes whilst the Board take stock of the current situation and move forward to the process of recruitment of a replacement Chairman.

Further information on the recruitment process will be given in due course.

From the Executive

The report this month focuses on finance.

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Towpath improvements

Major towpath improvements by our Royal Wootton Bassett branch at Harris Croft.

You can find more details at the link below. 

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Repairing the leak at East Wichel

Work has continued this month to find and repair the leak at East Wichel.

You can find more details at the link below. 

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Open Day and AGM

Abingdon and East Vale Branch held an Open Day on 6 November, based at East Challow Village Hall, just east of Wantage.

You can find more details at the link below. 

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Santa Trips

Santa Trips are underway but there are still a few spaces available. We're running them as per our current shorter trips but otherwise the format is the same - Santa gets on board Dragonfly and gives each child their own personalised present. He even knows if the child has been on a previous trip!

Because we have to order & wrap each child's individual present in advance, ALL Santa trips must be pre-booked.

For all you need to know click the link below. 

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200 Club

Don't forget that applications to join the 200 Supporters Club 2022 are now open. If you would like to participate go to https://www.wbct.org.uk/get-involved/200club
The closing date for applications is 21st February 2022.

The November draw has taken place. The winning tickets were:   1st prize = 55   2nd prize = 211   3rd prize = 244

The winning ticket numbers for 2020 and 2021 can be found at https://www.wbct.org.uk/get-involved/200club

For regular news updates follow our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/wiltsberkscanal and visit our website - www.wbct.org.uk

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust: A Non-Profit-Distributing Company Limited by Guarantee
Restoring in partnership the Wilts & Berks canal through Wiltshire, Swindon and Oxfordshire
Registered in England and Wales No. 2267719
Registered Address:
Dauntsey Lock Canal Centre
Dauntsey Lock
Chippenham, SN15 4HD
United Kingdom

Office telephone: 0845 625 1977 Registered Charity No: 299595