ENews 2009-20

Hello and welcome to ENews 2009-20. Season's Greetings to all subscribers!

Today's headlines:

Log project is rolling, got a good start,
Three jobs on offer, you'd better be smart
For Barn Dance tickets, ring Anna Watts
Roundhouse for sale, cost lots and lots
There is a plan, to get off that weight
Last trips for Santa, so don't be late.

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LOG A RHYTHM

It's plane to see the elders amongst us are getting into the swing of selling logs now. When we branched into this (with me at the elm) yew were told all about it in ENews 2009-19. It has taken root and appears to be very poplar. It's good to cedar money being generated, and perhaps this piece maple in some fir-ther orders. If it's oak eh with yew, this old chestnut is now coned off.

To summarise: we are offering free delivery within a 15-mile radius for either a minimum order of 5 nets that each weigh approx 15Kg when dry, around 20Kg at delivery for £25, or 2 different and good sized trailer loads at £47.50 & £95.00 respectively.

Please click here for further information; for photos of the trailers being used go to the Connect Photo Gallery.  Please email David Pagett  or ring 01452 505322 if you would like to place an order

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CONTRACT DEVELOPMENTS

Stroud District Council has three Canal related jobs on offer at the moment, namely Contracts Manager, Development Surveyor and Senior Contaminated Land Officer (Maternity Cover). If you are interested you'll need to get your skates on as applications for the first two close on 4th January 2010, the other one on the 7th

To find out more about the Contracts Manager role go to SDC website page http://www.stroud.gov.uk/docs/vacancies.asp?vid=725,
for the role of Development Surveyor http://www.stroud.gov.uk/docs/vacancies.asp?did=vacancies&vid=726
and for the Maternity Cover one http://www.stroud.gov.uk/docs/vacancies.asp?did=vacancies&vid=727 

The Minutes of the 'Special Development Control Committee' Meeting that approved the Upper Mills Bridge planning application can be viewed at http://www.stroud.gov.uk/info/members/cms_documentation/23_November_2009.pdf

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THAT'S THE TICKET

Mention was made in ENews 2009-19 of the Barn Dance being held on Saturday 27th March, organised by that doyen of the do-si-do, Anna Watts.

Anna tells me that the tickets are now available from her or from the Heritage Centre, Saul. Telephone Anna on 07800 581167 or email a.f.watts@btinternet.com for yours.

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ROUND THE HOUSES

If you've got a couple of bob to spare you may like to know that Chalford Roundhouse is currently on the market – for a cool £290,000. Agents Rightmove have the property on their books – www.rightmove.co.uk

(If you find it then have a look at the link; you will understand why it was not reproduced here because it must win a prize for the longest one ever seen!)

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SPENT THE POUNDS? NOW LOSE SOME

Richard Attwood is arranging a "Work Off that Christmas Pud" Work Party for Wednesday December 30th.

Details will be published on the Connect website once they are finalised.

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YULE BE SORRY

If you miss this year's programme of our ever popular Santa Cruises on board 'Perseverance'. A short season this year, but it has been blessed with pretty good weather so far, and lots of happy smiley children as a result.

Santa's last visit to Saul this year is next Saturday and Sunday (20th & 21st), the final trip will be around 3:30pm on Sunday. So don't disappoint the children and grandchildren – cruises start around 10:00am on both days and the fare is only £4 with all the kiddies on board getting a present from the Big Red Man and all the Mums and Dads a mince pie and hot drink of their choice.

There's more information at http://www.cotswoldcanals.com/saul_santa_trips_2009.htm 

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ACTIVITIES, EVENTS AND NOTABLE DATES FOR DECEMBER AND JANUARY

For further information and contact details about items marked* please go to the Message Boards on the Activities and Rosters page at http://www.cct.teamconnect.org.uk 
If you wish to become a registered volunteer just follow the "Register Me Now" link.

*Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00am: Maintenance activity at Western Depot, Eastington. (See below for details of Christmas break)
*Saturdays from 9:00am: Tug, dredger & barge restoration activity at Western Depot, Eastington

DECEMBER

Weekdays, until 23rd: – Christmas Lunch Charter opportunities at Saul (Trip Boat Saul-Charter Message Board)
*19th: – Santa Cruises at Saul Junction from10:00, last trip around 15:30
*20th: – Santa Cruises at Saul Junction from10:00, last trip around 15:30. FINAL DAY!
28th: – WESTERN DEPOT EASTINGTON CLOSED
*30th: – "Work off that Christmas Pud" Work Party – details to follow
30th: – WESTERN DEPOT EASTINGTON CLOSED

JANUARY 2010

*4th:- Maintenance activities resume at Western Depot, Eastington
*9th-10th: – Kent & East Sussex Canal Restoration Group at Eisey Lock. CCT Volunteers welcome
*10th: – Work Party at Ryeford (Saul-Daneway Message Board)
*16th-17th: – London WRG at Eisey Lock. CCT Volunteers welcome
*17th: – Work Party Summit Level, Coates
*26th: – Work Action Group Meeting Heritage Centre Saul (Volunteer Activity Programme Message Board)
*31st: – Work Party at Ryeford (Saul-Daneway Message Board)

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