Dragonfly is on the move! We can't run trips yet, but we're giving her some exercise and will start a training programme for skippers & crew, to make sure everyone is up to date.

The Canal Trust has had a low profile with our local councillors. Change is on the way.

 The Trust has spent lockdown planning for a restart of its canal restoration projects. We have recruited Jonathan Coates as our new Chief Engineer.

 

The dedicated heritage restoration group at Latton Basin, near Cricklade, has begun a new collaboration with the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust at the northern end of the former North Wilts Canal.

Highways England, the company responsible for England’s motorways and major A roads, has awarded over £42,000 towards the Trust’s feasibility studies via its Environment and Wellbeing fund. 

The Trust has just received a generous legacy following the sad death of Royal Wootton Bassett stalwart Vic Miller.

The canal at Westleaze has been closed indefinitely but Dragonfly is safe at the Waitrose mooring.

Company days out - Many local firms have visited us for a fun day away from the office/workplace volunteering on canal restoration. We have a variety of jobs always on offer depending upon the time of year and the physical abilities and numbers of visitors.

It's not easy restoring 70 miles of Canal... As well as the obvious physical requirements, we have a fair amount of red tape to navigate too. Thankfully, our Head of Comms, Chris Barry, is leading our Performance Improvement Group (yes, a PIG) into new, positive relationships between WBCT and local MPs.