16th June 2011
Just 2 matters that I would like to bring to your attention this time round:-
Trust Chief Executive Ken Burgin has got things moving on the proposed hydro project for Dudbridge Locks. There is a website called energyshare upon which groups applying for grants can register, and Ken has set up a group for this project. Further details can be found at http://www.energyshare.com/dudbridge-locks-hydro/
Meanwhile Ken says:
"What we need to do now is to get a good number of members/supporters to register on the energyshare webpage. Once registered, they then need to register as supporters of our project.
"The 100 projects with the most supporters will be invited to fill in an application form by the end of July. At the moment, well under 50 supporters would get us into the top 100 but the threshold could rise nearer the deadline as those at the bottom fight to get more supporters. The top project has 300.
"Assuming we get into the top 100, an invitation will be issued on 4th July to formally apply (deadline 31st July)."
The registration process is straightforward ( if I can do it then anybody can!) and, as Ken says, once you are registered then you need to become a supporter of the Dudbridge Hydro project.
There is the opportunity to promote this on both Facebook and Twitter; could you be interested in running this side of things to promote the project wherever possible? If so Ken would dearly like to hear from you, email@example.com
Work has started on the lottery bid for Phase 1B, the stretch from the Ocean at Stonehouse westwards to Saul Junction.
Whilst it's early days you can get some idea of what has happened so far by going to http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Canal-project-bid-lottery-millions/story-12771887-detail/story.html
And that's it this time round…
The Cotswold Canals Trust – Registered Charity No: 269721.
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