Dear Club Members

I’m pleased to be able to write to you with a quick update about our Club. We have certainly had an “interesting” year, unlike any other, and with plenty of ups and downs. I think the pandemic has been good for boating, as so many people discovered the canals for the first time. This year, cruising wasn’t just the safest way to take a holiday – it was one of the few ways to take a break at all!

The 2020 Annual General Meeting was delayed until September and then held very successfully on Zoom. We will need to have another one in April next year to “reset” the calendar – and the date for this will be 24 April 2021. Please pencil the date in your diary.

I am hoping it will be possible to have a spring working party round about then, as there will be plenty to do.

The Committee are conducting a review of the canalside warden system before we start recruiting. Meanwhile we are currently functioning with a basic level of cover at the site – so if you need any help please contact the temporary wardens at the usual number: 01865 379 285 or 07523 344334.

Sadly the usual Christmas meetup won’t be taking place but there will be an online event. Details to follow.

Stay safe and well everyone!

David Gould