Greetings and a warm welcome to ENews No 54, especially to those of you who have joined us following the Tall Ships weekend in Gloucester Docks.
Thanks to the IWA for suggesting the Cotswold Canals Trust attended this event and congratulations to all involved in the organisation of such a superb and successful weekend.
SAUL TO THE OCEAN – 'S ALL IN THE BALANCE
The BIG news is that the Partnership's bid for Lottery Funding towards the costs of Phase 1B is still in the running!
We should know the final outcome sometime in November so keep fingers, toes and anything else crossed for a little while longer, please.
A Take That tribute band? No, the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.
The Waterways Trust has secured £50,000 from them towards the restoration of Oil Mills Bridge and improvements to the towpath in the area.
Good news indeed!
DID THE EARTH MOVE FOR YOU?
It certainly has done at Oil Mills where the digger has been put to good use already.
There are pictures of progress at www.cotswoldcanals.com/Restoration/restoration.htm – there are also some shots of work at Gough's Orchard following the recent weekend Work Party there.
Have a look at http://www.cct.teamconnect.org.uk/display_photo_gallery.php and you'll see that it looks as if some of the bunds in the canal to the west of Ebley Mill are about to be removed.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING…
…And that means Rudolph & Co will be bringing Santa to Saul shortly, in fact on Sunday 2nd December – which just happens to be the start date for this year's Santa Cruises Season.
There's still plenty of room for helpers, so if you would like to be involved in creating a wonderful atmosphere for the children and grown-ups alike please let me know as soon as you can – firstname.lastname@example.org
4th November – Work Party at Chalford; see the Activities page at http://www.cct.teamconnect.org.uk for further information or contact Steve Pickover email@example.com or 01453 752943 mobile 07905 596006.
5th November – Western Branch Meeting at the Fromebridge Mill Whitminster from 7:30p.m. All are welcome.
6th November – Santa present wrapping session at the Heritage Centre, Saul from 10:a.m. All welcome for as little or as long as you like, although you may care to bring some sustenance if the latter! Tea & coffee will be provided. If you have not done so already please let Julia Pagett know if you are available – firstname.lastname@example.org
10th November – Stroud Farmers Market. Our last appearance this year at what has proved to be a very successful location for the Roadshow.
13th November – Work Action Group meeting at the Heritage Centre, Saul from 7:30p.m. The meeting for you if you are interested or involved in work parties along the Cotswold Canals.
18th November – Work Party at Chalford again. See item for the 4th November.
21st November – Eastern Branch Meeting at the Trout Inn, Lechlade from 7:30p.m. All are welcome
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Bye for now – keep me posted!