Wey & Arun Canal Trust News
The first day of Santa special boat trips from Loxwood was on Sunday 10 December, starting in atrocious weather. Congratulations to the boat crews and shore side volunteers who carried on regardless to ensure that customers had an enjoyable time.
On 9 December we welcomed a visiting Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) Forestry team, who removed several trees and large branches that were overhanging the canal between Loxwood Lock and Devil’s Hole Lock. The visitors were supported by WACT volunteers using the workboat May Upton. This work will greatly benefit next season’s boat trips.
At the end of the year, Dave Verrall retires from his role on the Trust’s staff as Canal Centre Supervisor at our Canal Centre in Loxwood, West Sussex. We are very grateful to Dave for his hard work which has contributed hugely to making the Loxwood Canal Centre such a tremendous success.
As always, the Trust is looking to recruit more volunteers, not only for working parties but in support of our essential planning, publicity and fundraising work. A list of some of the opportunities is at: www.weyarun.org.uk/admin-opportunities.
As we begin a new year, we wish all members and supporters a Happy New Year and thank you for your support which is so essential to everything we do.
Sally Schupke, Chairman, The Wey & Arun Canal Trust