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WELCOME

On this page:-
• Work party dates • Friends of Leasowes • Atlas and Malus dates • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

in the Cabin on Saturday, 10th November at 2.00pm

followed by an "80s" evening social to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Cabin


You will all be glad to know -

the kitchen re-opens on the weekend of
27/28 October


General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

Please - if you not done so already complete and return the form you were sent so that we can communicate directly with you.
The activities of the Trust are severely curtailed at the moment because we have not received many agreements.


Membership renewal

Membership fees were due on 1st August please send us your cheque if you have not already done so.
You could lose valuable resources until you do so.


IWA

The local IWA branch meets in the Cabin every month and will be delighted if you will all attend their meetings.
You can find their calendar HERE


Please read Jon Jones' notes on the Volunteer Scheme


CaRT Proposed Winter Notices 2018/19


WORK PARTIES
Work Parties down the arm on the following Sundays:

October 21st
November 18th
December 16th


Meet at the Cabin 09:30
Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided
Everyone welcome.


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Atlas and Malus



Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas the motor and Malus its butty. These are run with the help of volunteers.

These are the latest crewing requirements with A&M, including DofE Residential dates which are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

22nd- 26th October. DofE Residential.
29th October-2nd November. DofE Residential.

If you are interested in helping to crew Atlas and Malus or maybe becoming a ' boat sitter ' and explaining about the life on board a working boat and how the boatman's cabin could accommodate a family then how about spending a couple of hours on the dates that request a " sitter ". There is a document available to help with the explanation and layout.

Anyone interested in helping out please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates last year, it was a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith
paul.smith879@yahoo.co.uk

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Friends of Leasowes
work parties - scrub clearance of canal bed

to be advised - Contact details

All to meet at the car park off Mucklow Hill at 10 am. ( Subject to weather etc. )

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Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.
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Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you approach the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             

 

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Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355   
Skype Name: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978