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


Welcome to the January 2022 edition of On The Button


CEO's January 2022 update

Branches are being invited to bid for new project funds from HQ

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New Welfare Unit for Melksham, Calne and Chippenham Branch

Although MCC Branch had an old caravan they used as a mini welfare unit, it was decided they needed one to meet industry standards.

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Planting at Wichelstowe

Daffodils and trees have been planted at Wichelstowe this month.

You can find more details at the link below. 

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Just Giving

Kenn Tagg is retiring as a member of our West Vale work party team. Kenn has kindly worked with Ian Mitchell and Marsha Miles to create a Just Giving campaign with the aim of raising £5,000 for the secure storage of expected new equipment on our site at Canal Park, Shrivenham.

The web address for Kenn’s campaign is https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Kennscanal . We really appreciate Kenn’s thoughtful plan and encourage you to make a contribution to help the busy team in West Vale. If you are a UK taxpayer Just Giving can take care of collecting Gift Aid and adding it to your contribution.

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WBCT Online Talks

The first in the series of monthly online talks took place on the 27th January. The talk given by John Henn was an Introduiction to the Wilts & Berks Canal. It was recorded and is available to watch on our YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/V18MG4PjgJQ

The next talk on 24th February will be: Restoration of the Montgomery Canal by Michael Limbrey.  Details of how to join the talk will be circulated a few days before.

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200 Club

There are only a few weeks left to buy tickets for this years 200 Club. The closing date for applications is 21st February 2022. If you would like to participate go to https://www.wbct.org.uk/get-involved/200club

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