ENews No 20

Welcome to E-News No. 20, and to a mixed bag this time:

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CHANGING YOUR CARAVAN?
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The bored of this world have found one of our storage caravans and guess what? They thought it would be good fun to trash it.

So, if by any chance you are wondering what to do with that medium sized caravan you really want to replace, say 12/15ft and in reasonably sound condition – i.e. it doesn't leak – then please get in touch: postmaster@cctmembers-newsletter.co.uk

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MUSHROOM MANAGEMENT
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I am sure we are all only too familiar with this phrase. Well, one the Trust's work parties are looking to do something about it! Having successfully appealed for items as diverse as a fridge and a set of deer antlers in previous editions I thought I'd have another go, this time for a long preferably wooden handled 4-pronged manure fork.

If you can oblige please contact Dudley Greenslade – Green270543@aol.com or 01453 825515

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VACANCY FILLED
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I am delighted to report that CCT Members Mike Slade and Pat Robinson have been appointed Roadshow Managers.

Mike brings a background of related experience to the position and we wish them both every success developing what is a brand new venture for the CCT.

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GET WRAPPED UP FOR CHRISTMAS
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Santa's Elves have been busy buying presents for the little ones but unfortunately they do not wrap themselves!

The Heritage Centre at Saul has been booked for a wrapping session on FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER from about 10ish. All are welcome; tea & coffee will be provided although a few sandwiches may be an idea if you can be there for a while.

Please let Julia Pagett know – julia@well-springs.co.uk  or 01452 505322 – if you will be available.

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 WORK PARTIES
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This weekend – that's the 18th & 19th NOVEMBER – in the Oil Mills Bridge area of Ebley there's the opportunity to become a certified chipper! [this does not entitle you to work in the local fish shop…]

There is a whole load of brash, branches etc to be disposed of and Keith Lloyd is the initial point of contact at keith-lloyd@supanet.com or 01453 759875. Don't forget the Health & Safety requirement of steel toe-capped boots/shoes and a stout pair of gloves is also a good idea.

ALL VOLUNTEER LABOUR AT THIS EVENT WILL BE COSTED AND WILL COUNT TOWARDS MATCHED FUNDING FOR THE RESTORATION, SO THE MORE PEOPLE THAT TURN UP THE MORE VALUABLE THEIR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE!

Alan Jones' work parties east of Brimscombe continue with the next one scheduled for SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER. Meet by Olympic Varnish premises at 0900, H & S requirements and suggestion as above.

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FANCY A BIT OF CHATTING UP?
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Whilst on this subject, the work parties are generating a great deal of interest from passers-by. This has highlighted a vitally important and perhaps unforeseen element of the activity – talking to the general public and answering their questions.

This presents an ideal opportunity for those of you who would love to be involved in a work party without the strenuous effort this usually entails! If you think this could be for you then do please let me know – cct@well-springs.co.uk or 01452 505322.

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DVD OF THE COTSWOLD CANALS
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Don't forget – the DVD referred to in E-News 19 will be available from the Heritage Centre, Saul by this weekend or from the Roadshow when it appears in Brewery Court, Cirencester on the 18th.

The price is £12.95, and we have an initial supply of 20 copies – so please try and buy from either of these sources if you can!