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


Welcome to the October 2022 edition of On The Button


An urgent appeal - Funding to acquire Uffington Gorse

Uffington Gorse comprises 9 acres of accessible mature woodland and 200m of the Wilts & Berks canal. It is located about 1km to the east of Uffington village, close to the eastern boundary of our West Vale branch.

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Extension of the Wilts & Berks Canal at Wichelstowe

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, Wichelstowe LLP, has submitted a planning application for a new stretch of canal including a continuous pedestrian connection and other ecological improvements.

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Widening of slipway at Pewsham

Recent work at Pewsham has seen us widening the towpath and slipway to make it easier to launch our boat The Mary Archard

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Shrivenham Canal Park Murals

New murals have been installed in Canal Park

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200 Club

Applications are now open for 200 Club 2023. Each ticket costs £20 and can be purchased online at https://www.wbct.org.uk/get-involved/200club or using the paper form which can be downloaded here.

The October draw has taken place. The winning tickets were:   1st prize = 104   2nd prize = 114   3rd prize = 19

The winning ticket numbers for 2020, 2021 and 2022 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