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Wide Views request for content

25th January 2021 Webmaster 0

Hello Everyone Sally and I are going to be working on the next edition of Wide Views together, but many miles apart. With Covid19 upsetting everyone’s boating plans things have been very quiet at Thrupp. Things we would love to hear from you about could include: ● Walks from up and down the Oxford canal – do you have any recommendations for walks that can be done from a spot on or near the canal? ● Visits to pubs up and down the Oxford canal – do you have a favourite? ● Rationale behind your boat’s name if you have one?! ● Introduce the pets of the cut! Many of us have dogs, so send a photo and a quick bio of your dog/cat/pet so we know who we are talking to next time we see you at the Wide! ● Wildlife spots – do you have a story about seeing something special or interesting on your travels? ● Previous boating adventures – tell us of something that has happened to you, a place you went too, a particular journey. ● Entertainment – can you come up with a crossword or quiz to share with others? ● Your lockdown stories – have you taken up a new hobby Please send your articles to Deadline is 1st April 2021 Keep safe Sally and Jan

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CRT urgent notice stoppage 7th January 2021

6th January 2021 Webmaster 0

Subject: Water stoppages TOMORROW, 7 January – and other matters
An urgent notice on some upcoming CRT Activities.
1. As some of you will be aware, just before Christmas we had a series of large holes appear along the towpath at Shipton. Temporary repairs have been made but CRT are conducting a survey tomorrow which will include the temporary shutting off of the water supply along the moorings. This will probably be in the period 11am-4pm. Apologies for the short notice, but we have only just been informed.
2. CRT are clearing some of the encroaching reed beds along the canal, starting at Aynho and ending at Aubrey’s Lift Bridge. It looks like they will arrive in the Thrupp area after 20 Jan. The work will involve barges and dredging equipment, and it is possible that navigation will be affected. Moorers at Shipton and the Wide beware! More details at
And of course lengthy works at Duke’s Lock are also about to get going.
Stay safe everyone!
David Gould
on behalf of the TCCC committee