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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 email@example.com Deadline is 1st April 2021 Keep safe Sally and Jan
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 https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/18966-bridge-187-188-and-move-southwards-finishing-at-thrupp-bridge-220-221
And of course lengthy works at Duke’s Lock are also about to get going.
Stay safe everyone!
on behalf of the TCCC committee
Thrupp is a wonderful place and should be open and welcoming to all.
We are committed to creating an environment in which everyone is treated with respect. This includes members of the public, mooring and visiting members, wardens and club officials, contractors and suppliers, our neighbours and local businesses.
Your Club has adopted the CRT’s Equality and Diversity Statement in full. Click here to see it.
We have also written our own Diversity and Equality Statement which will apply to all members and club officers. We’ll be circulating this soon.
Boaters who are not currently occupying their boat should not take short overnight breaks or undertake non-essential cruises on their boat during the period.
If you live on your boat please note all navigation in England should be limited to essential use only, moving only a minimal amount to access essential facilities or services when necessary – or to move along to a quieter mooring if you find the towpath too busy for you where you are moored. Boat licence terms & conditions regarding moving every 14 days are suspended for the four-week period.
If you have any coronavirus symptoms or have had a positive test result then you should not use any customer service facilities (CSFs) and, as with anyone, regardless of whether they live on a boat or in a land-based home, you should stay inside and use your support network to provide, while socially distanced, for your essential needs. Please see the ‘Supporting boaters’ article for alternative avenues of support.
For full information see the CRT’s FAQ page.