The solar panel which will power the pump to deliver water from Tuckmill Brook to the canal at Shrivenham Canal Park has been installed.

Over Easter the Trust ran boat trips at Wichelstowe and Pewsham

The Visitor Centre in Swindon is now open five days a week

We have been awarded £25,000 funding from the Underwood Trust to create a pollinator friendly route along our section of the Wilts and Berks Canal

WBCT is getting ready for spring with a planting push!

Jon Coates, the Trust’s new Chief Engineer, had been visiting MCC branch regularly, as we showed him the various projects gathering pace on site and, although we had an old caravan we used as a mini welfare unit, he decided we needed one to meet industry standards. Within a few weeks, Marsha Miles, the Trust’s fundraisers, had secured us a grant from the National Lottery to buy such a unit. 

We are happy to say that the latest Covid rules do NOT prevent us running our usual Santa trips this month.

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

Leak detection isn't always quick or easy - this one at East Wichel has taken a long time, but finally has been located and is now being fixed.