Development of the Dauntsey Lock Canal Centre

More good news for the Trust in Dauntsey

Funding has been received from Crapper & Sons, via the Landfill Communities Fund scheme, for the construction of the Dauntsey Lock Canal Centre.

This funding, added to generous donations from supporters, has meant that we have been able to order the second building and construction will start beginning of October when the buildings are delivered.
View the plans here.

Many thanks to all our funders.


After 12 months work with Wiltshire Council Planning and Listed Building Officers, the Trust was given permission to build the Dauntsey Lock Canal Centre at the rear of the Peterborough Arms in temporary buildings.

The Canal Centre's new buildings will be the home for our Transitions Project, the Trust Office and Visitor Centre and also an engineering office.The Transitions Project programmes have been developed in partnership with other groups to help vulnerable individuals in our communities to access and appreciate the benefits of the canal, its heritage and culture, as well as the waterside environment. WBCT will be able to welcome partners WSUN, ​Lyneham 3Ms Memory Café and Swindon Community Art Group among​ others to the new facility.
Trust Chairman Roderick Bluh said: “This is a great step forward for our project and we are looking forward to welcoming our Transitions Project partners, community groups and our members to the new centre”.

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